Harold "Jack" Vigos, 1914-1983. Oil on Canvas, signed lower right. Measures 10 1/4" wide by 12 3/4" high. Frame measures 13" wide by 16" high.
This is a nice mountain trail scene that has a bit of damage from what appears to be someone pinning the canvas at the corners. Other than that, it is a quite enjoyable little painting, with a nice beaded and dentilled frame.
"Harold "Jack" Vigos, of Salt Lake City, was a talented painter and teacher who studied with Mabel Frazer (among others) at the University of Utah (Phi Beta Kappa, B.A.) before becoming an art instructor at several local high schools. he also studied in France and tookprivate lessons later from the well-known muralist Florence Ware (q.v.). Vigos was a teacher at South High School from 1945 to 1956, and then initiated studio art courses at newly built Highland High School. This energetic man was also an instructor at the Pioneer Craft House (q.v.) for fifteen seasons; he spent a total of forty-five years as a teacher in the Salt Lake City schools. During his long and productive career, the painter was also very active in the Associated Utah Artists and is represented by his work in numerous area collections. The style of Vigo's paintings is essentially realistic; his Sea Gulls (1950), perhaps this artist's best-known work locally, is owned by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers." - Springville Museum of Art