Grand Teton

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Eugene Kingman
ca. 1930s

Born in Rhode Island, Kingman studied fine art and geology at Yale University. While a student, he won a commission from Horace M. Albright, director of the National Park Service, to paint scenes of several national parks. Several of these commissioned works were displayed at a 1931 exhibit in Paris.

The artist was greatly inspired by Western landscapes and the national parks, and received many commissions during his lifetime. After teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design, Kingman assumed the directorship of the Philbrook Art Museum. He later became director of the Joslyn Museum of Art in Omaha, Nebraska. Kingman continued to paint, capturing light and shadow on Midwestern landscapes.

Oil on canvas. L 91.5, W 112.3 cm
National Park Service, Museum Management Program, WASOA 46