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Richards H. Tallant

Richard H. Tallant was born in 1853 in Ohio. Tallant was a landscape painter and a sketch artist. He died in 1934.

On his way to developing a major artistic reputation in Colorado, Tallant sojourned in the Salt Lake Valley for at least two years.

While Tallant was in Utah he painted a view of the Great Salt Lake. He also worked in Zion National Park.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Richard H. Tallant was an itinerant artist from Ohio. On his way to developing a major artistic reputation in Colorado, Tallant sojourned in Salt Lake Valley for at least two years, sketching and painting. He kept studio space at 44 North 200 West during the first couple of years in the 1890s though his home is said to have been in Estes Park, Colorado, he is known to have been in Utah in 1889 through 1891. He was a landscape painter, painted a view of the Great Salt Lake in 1890, and also worked in Zion Park.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Books

Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Chicago, IL: Sage Books, 1974.

Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson, ed. The Artists Bluebook. Scottsdale, AZ: Ask ART.com, 2003.

Falk, Peter H., ed. Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1999.

Gerdts, William. Art Across America (West). Vol. 3 . New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1990.

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith, l999.

Reinhardt, Lisa. Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide 2001/2002. Phoenix, AZ: Gordon's Art Reference, 2000.

Samuels, Peggy, and Harold Samuels. The Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976.

Sharylen, Maria. Artists of the Pacific Northwest: A Biographical Dictionary, 1600s-1970. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1993.

Miscellaneous/Images-

Ask Art Academic. "Richard H. Tallant." http://www.askart.com/askart/artist.aspx?artist=7919 (accessed June 2, 2008).

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