John Hafen: Artist of Faith

John Hafen c. 1880
John Hafen c. 1880

Dr. Vern Swanson is writing a biography and catalogue raisonne on the artist, John Hafen (1856-1910) born in Switzerland and lived in Springville, Utah. If you have information on this artist, please contact him at vswanson@smofa.org or telephone at (801) 489-7082. John Hafen - Harvest Time Near Sugar House - 1897 At this point, the author has about 650 pictures catalogued.  This number may represent about one-half of the artist’s oeuvre.  Hafen was a part of Utah’s “Second Generation” artists, which include John B. Fairbanks, Lorus B. Pratt, Edwin Evans, and James T. Harwood.