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Donald Penrod Olsen

 (1910 - 1985)
Donald Penrod Olsen was active/lived in Utah.  Donald Olsen is known for abstract expressionist painting, teaching.

Donald Penrod Olsen

The following biography was complied by Donna Mae Peters Nunley, former student of the artist.

Don Penrod Olsen was born in 1910 and died in Utah 1985.  He made Utah his home.  Don was one of the most significant artists of Utah to emerge with more of a direct line with radical modernism.  He was an art teacher at Jordan High School and the Art Barn, which later became the Salt Lake Art Center.  Olsen wanted to meld the Utah School with national directions of abstract expressionism in art.

He bridged the early and later Utah generations of modernism most effectively.  Don worked through many of the abstract languages of art more brutally, from "BRUSHED-ACTION PAINTING" (abstract e  ...  Displaying 750 of 4255 characters.

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About  Donald Penrod Olsen

Born:  1910 - Provo, Utah
Died:   1985 - Utah
Known for:  abstract expressionist painting, teaching