Homer H. Clark

Homer H. Clark

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Oil on canvas, signed lower left, 40 × 30, gilt frame

Homer H. Clark 1921-2010

 “Homer Hone Clark was born in Provo. A Salt Lake City physician, he divided his time between the visual arts and other pursuits, finding time during and after study in Provo (to 1943)—at New York's Columbia University (1943), the Art Student's League (1943, 1948, 1950, 1957), and the University of Utah (1957)—to not only carry on his practice as a local pathologist associated with the LDS Hospital but also as a member in the Associated Utah Artists. He was also a doctor in the employ of the late Howard Hughes; made fine violins; had regular instate showings of his award-winning oils, very fluid and sophisticated watercolors, and graphics works; and published his drawings and paintings in several medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Pathologic Physiology.”

- Springville Museum of Art Website

“Biography provided courtesy of “California Watercolors 1850-1970” By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last.

Homer Clark (1921- )...Born: Provo, Utah

Studied: Art Students League (New York)

Homer Clark grew up in Utah and attended Brigham Young University. While studying in New York to be a physician, he received art instruction from Kenneth Hayes Miller and Reginald Marsh. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Clark lived in San Francisco. He received additional instruction from Millard Sheets, Barse Miller and Milford Zornes. Since the 1960s he has resided in Utah where he has worked as a doctor and artist.

Biographical information:

Interview with Homer Clark, 1998.”

“Homer H. Clark, M.D. 1921 ~ 2010 Homer H. Clark passed away after a fulfilling, colorful life, Thursday, May 6, 2010. Born on November 23, 1921 to Herald R. Clark and Mabel Hone, the third of their six sons. His boyhood home was Provo where he showed early signs of creative ability and was taught to love classical music. Upon graduating from Brigham Young University, he joined the navy where he entered medical school and completed his residency. After 10 years on the east coast, he returned to Utah. He was on the pathology staff at L.D.S., St Joseph's (San Francisco), Utah Valley and Primary Children's Hospitals. He then started his own pathology laboratory. He loved painting and studied art wherever he lived. When he was 50, he was asked to be a rotating personal physician to Howard Hughes. While on location in Vancouver, he met a violin maker (luthier) who persuaded him to make string instruments. For the rest of his life he was devoted to pathology, painting pictures, and making violins, violas, and cellos. His artwork and instruments have won many local and national prizes and have been sold all over the world. A member of the L.D.S. Church, he served for many years as a home teacher. In 1953 he married Margaret L. (Peggy) Affleck in the Salt Lake Temple. He is survived by Peggy, their two children Allison C. Isom (Layne) Idaho Falls and Gordon A. Clark (Lisa); eight grandchildren; brothers Dr. Phillip H. Clark (Ruth), Welsford (Gus) H. Clark (Delaine) and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Clark. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Dana and three brothers Richard H., Dr. Stephen H. and Rand H. Clark. The family wishes to thank Homer's wonderful neighbors and Legacy Home Care for its exceptional service. A viewing will be held Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Cottonwood Mortuary (4670 S. Highland Drive), Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at noon, at the Parleys 6th Ward (2350 S. 2100 E.). Friends may call at the ward from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Interment: Holladay Memorial Park.”

- Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 9, 2010