(1845 - 1886)
Reuben Kirkham was active/lived in Utah / England. Reuben Kirkham is known for landscape painting, panorama.
Biography Reuben Kirkham
This pioneer landscape artist was a native of Spalding, England, and
came to Utah from his home country in 1866. Settling temporarily
in Great Salt Lake City, he eventually made Logan his home.
Before that, Kirkham found work painting scenery for the old Salt Lake
Theatre; that experience, along with the painting of panoramas with his
friend Alfred Lambourne, led him to work on a number of large
canvases. Basically more primitive in style than Lambourne,
Kirkham often created fanciful "invented" forms and relationships in
various scenes, not dissimilar in some parts to the fanciful forms and
relationships in many of the naïve concoctions of a famed kindred
spirit in France, Le Douanier ("customs official") H
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