Rebecca Hartvigsen

Except for a two-year sojourn in Georgia, Rebecca Hartvigsen has lived in Salt Lake City, Utah all of her life. Her love for historical buildings reflects her connection to a pioneer heritage that began in 1847 when her great-great-grandfather entered the Salt Lake Valley as one of the first pioneers. Rebecca feels that it is important to value her heritage and allow it to positively affect her art.
Majoring in History as a freshman at Brigham Young University, it soon became apparent that Art was a greater love; Rebecca graduated with a B.A. in Art in 1971. She taught Art at Kaysville Junior High School, and traveled throughout Europe and the Mediterranean during her summer vacations. Great museums and works of art provided an education in themselves.
In 1974, Rebecca married Dr. James L. Hartvigsen and ended her teaching career in order to raise a family. She continued her education through graduate classes at the University of Utah.
Rebecca's first "one woman show" was in 1986. Her painting career has kept her very busy; her artwork can be found in collections from Alaska to Florida and as far away as Australia and Japan. Rebecca enjoys having her work accepted into shows, as well as the ribbons and awards that follow. She is happiest, however, when clients express their enjoyment and love for her paintings by taking them into their lives and hearts.

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Abide With Me

I love the view of the temple from the garden of the Lion House. I wanted this painting to be available to everyone, so we published it as an open edition print. In a way, it's my gift to all the young couples who are married in the Salt Lake Temple and then have a wedding breakfast or a reception at the Lion House. This is the only historical print I have done that has not been published as a limited edition.
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Brigham Street: 1909

My love of history comes from my Grandmother Wride. I would sit by at her knee for hours listening to stories about our family crossing the plains and their early years in Utah. This painting is a study of South Temple or "Brigham" Street. I chose the year 1909 because that was the year the Union Pacific Depot was finished and the old Deseret News building was torn down to begin construction on the Hotel Utah.
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Brigham Young Academy

As a BYU graduate, I learned to love this old building. My daughter now lives just down the street, and I think she is learning to love it too.
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Christmas Eve Visit

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Early Morning Visitor

The Beehive House, Brigham Young's home in Salt Lake City, is a favorite of mine. At one time the home was used as a boarding house for young women working in Salt Lake. My mother spent several happy years living there.
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Holiday Glow

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