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David H. Rosenbaum

Howell Rosenbaum was born in Brigham City, Utah in 1908. He is a painter that specialized in figure and landscape paintings. Rosenbaum passed away December 3, 1982.

Rosenbaum studied art in 1931 under Calvin Fletcher at the Utah State Agricultural College (U.S.U.). He then painted and developed on his own until 1938 as an exceptionally effective and unique landscapist of controlled emotion.

Rosenbaum joined the Seabees during WW2, and became a Utah painter who worked for Guadalcanal. The artist arrived back home again sometime after the war, and was a staunch recluse from that time on. He died in Ogden over thirty years later, without saying much more to anybody connected with his earlier years as one of our most gifted painters.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

During the 1930s and early 40s, a number of the most exciting expressionist images done in Utah were by Howell Rosenbaum, and artist often associated with the “Logan group.“ Born in Brigham City, Utah, this painter of wonderfully rich and emotional landscapes and figures studied art in 1931 under Calvin Fletcher at the Utah State Agricultural College (U.S.U.). He then painted and developed on his own until 1938 as an exceptionally effective and unique landscapist of controlled emotion. A bold colorist and yet a thoughtful compositional artist as well (these elements seen in highly imaginative landscape flights), Rosenbaum was an intense loner. Then, in March 1942, Rosenbaum joined the Seabees and became, for a while at least, a Utah painter who worked for Guadalcanal. The artist arrived back home again sometime after the war, and was a staunch recluse from that time on. He died in Ogden over thirty years later, without saying much more to anybody connected with his earlier years as one of our most gifted painters.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

  • Christenson, Richard. “Art of the Depression. Colorful Works That Reflect Hope.“ The Deseret News, 25 September 1988, S1.
  • Christenson, Richard. “Museum Exhibit Spotlights Donated Collection of 47 Works.“ The Deseret News, 26 July 1992, E2.
  • Christenson, Richard. “2 Buildings on U.S.U. Campus Overflowing with Art Exhibits.“ The Deseret News, 18 April 1993, E2.
  • Van Leer, Twila. “A is for Art: Impressive Collections Provide a Rich Resource for Students and the Public.“ The Deseret News, 14 October 1993, A25.
  • “The Palette of Artists.“ The Deseret News, 25 September 1988, S4.
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