Painted in 1926. L. A. Ramsey was known to have painted the Grand Tetons as early as 1924 and as late as 1940, the year before he died. He usually painted the Tetons with their accompanying rivers and lakes, particularly Jenny Lake. Once during the first part of the Great Depression, Mr. Ramsey had just come from a sketching trip at the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. A friend was talking about the terrible economic depression that was going on. Mr. Ramsey said, "What depression? I've just come from the Tetons and there isn't any depression there." Although he probably knew of the Great Depression, and understood its seriousness, the beauty of the Tetons seemed to make all these problems vanish.
L. A. Ramsey Art is dedicated to the artwork of the late Lewis A. Ramsey (1873-1941). [Note: all images of this artwork are still under copyright protection]. He was a leading regional artist of the Western United States in the early 20th century. Although he was born in Illinois and died in Southern California, he lived most of his life in Utah. Influenced by the French Impressionists and Romantic Realists of the 19th century, he developed his own style. He painted mainly portraits and landscapes, but also some notable religious works and still life.
Lewis showed unusual art talent as early as age 5. Through his talents in art and teaching he was able from a young age to finance his own art education. He received his art education in...
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