This first comprehensive, illustrated history reveals the exceptional quality and diversity of Utah’s visual arts tradition. Scores of color plates bring Utah’s masterpieces to life. Black-and-white photographs take the reader into the artists’ world. The text is authoritative but full of personal detail and cultural insight. It traces the distinguished progress of Utah painting and sculpture from pioneer origin to full contemporary flowering, and places Utah–with California and New Mexico–among the three great art centers of the western United States.