Harry Reuben Reynolds (1898-1974) Untitled (landscape), oil on canvas, 19 x 23 inches, signed and dated lower right “H. Reuben Reynolds, 1933”.
Harry Reuben Reynolds was born in Centerburg, Ohio in 1898 and was educated at the Chicago Art Institute, graduating in 1923. For 45 years Reynolds taught in the art department at Utah State University (then the Agricultural College of Utah). Reynolds also pursued graduate art history studies at the University of Iowa (1939) and studied photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA (1961). He is known to have studied with Birger Sandzen, B.O. Nordfeldt, and Grant Wood.
As a recognition for his contributions to the advancement of art in Utah, Reynolds received the Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Art Educators Association. Additionally, the Governor of Utah appointed Reynolds to lead the effort to inventory the state of Utah’s art collection. Reynold’s own papers and a digital collection of his photographs are part of the special collections archive of the Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University.
This painting is notable for its delicate paint application and graceful treatment of perspective.
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