Bountiful, Utah (1923)
Born in Salt Lake City, Lawrence Squires had a short career but became one of Utah's better known artists. He was one of several men in a Utah family of nationally known painters and illustrators that included his grandfather, John P. Squires, and uncle Clyde.
Lawrence studied in a life class as a young man with Mahonri Young, recently returned from Paris and New York. In 1907, Lawrence got his chance to go to Europe as a Mormon missionary, and from 1907 to 1910, was in France and Switzerland and other parts of Europe where "he proselytized, sketched and gallery-hopped his way across Europe".
He returned to Utah for two years to save money, and then went to New York to the Art Students League to study with Kenneth Hayes Miller, Boardman Robinson, and George Bridgman.
Oil on Canvas
21 x 29 in