History of Art in CB

Thomas Moran Biography


Thomas Moran was thirty-four years old when he first traveled West to Yellowstone with F. V. Hayden’s U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories of 1871. Two years later, he ventured to the Grand Canyon with John Wesley Powell’s Read More

William Henry Holmes Biography


In her book, The Language of Landscapes, Anne Spirn writes about “landscapes as a continual dialogue between a place and those who interact with it.” She states, “Landscapes have a context in which they reside and are experienced; they have Read More

William Henry Jackson Biography


William Henry Jackson was more than a daring explorer scrambling around precipices, climbing fourteen thousand foot peaks and scaling sheer canyon walls. He was the finest of the nation’s wet-plate photographers. He perfected his craft on the job creating powerful Read More

George Mellen Biography

George Mellen George Mellen, born in 1854, launched his career in photography in the Gunnison area. He wandered for three years, photographing throughout the western slope area of Colorado, to mining camps and new towns from Monarch Pass to the Read More

Paid to Create: KBUT Interview


In September of 2017, the Crested Butte Creative District awarded the History of Art in Crested Butte project a community grant. Our local radio station, KBUT, hosts a feature entitled “Paid to Create” which is also made possible by the Read More

William Henry Holmes Sketch: Panoramic from Italian Mountain

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William Henry Holmes View from Italian Mountain. (Hayden Survey) Sheet side numbers 35, 36, 37, & 38. EXPLORATION: U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. Colorado, June 1, 1885. Photographic reproduction of original sketches. Courtesy of USGS Library. William Read More

William Henry Holmes Sketch: Italian Mountain


William Henry Holmes Showing intruded, eruptive granite on Italian Mountain. Includes members of the party at work on sides and top of the mountain. Sheet number 47. EXPLORATION: U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (Hayden Survey) Colorado, 1873. Read More

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