link to University of Utah Home link to Marriott Library Home
Off Campus Access - Log In
Searching in Usearch will be unavailable Saturday, Nov 1 (9pm) - Sunday, Nov 2 (5pm), to accommodate critical maintenance. Please use these alternative access points during this interruption of service.

Utah Artists Project Logo

Garth R. Oborn

Garth Oborn was born in Pocatello, Idaho in 1949. He is noted for his realistic oil paintings depicting the mountainous regions of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. He lives in Bountiful, Utah with his wife Anne Marie Oborn.

Oborn received his B.B.A. at Idaho State University. As an active outdoorsman, he satisfied his additional need for artistic self-expression through painting the natural environment.

One of his works, a 40 X 70 oil on canvas entitled Wyoming's Grand Tetons, is featured in "Southwest Art Magazine". Pieces of his work now hang in banks, corporate offices, and private collections in cities throughout the United States.

Biography adapted from material supplied by the artist.

Garth Oborn is noted for his realistic oil paintings depicting the mountainous regions of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. The mountains in his work are often painted intricately in detail, reflecting their true rugged nature. Much of his time is spent creating an emotion of tranquility expressed in the sensitive use of color and light cast during the early dawn and twilight settings.

Born and reared in the Intermountain West, Garth received his B.B.A. at Idaho State University and now resides in Bountiful, UT. Although he painted sporadically throughout his youth, he has concentrated more seriously on his artwork throughout the past 25 years. As an active outdoorsman, he satisfied his additional need for artistic self-expression through painting the natural environment.

It was his love for the Rocky Mountain Regions that inspired Garth to paint seriously. Over time, he developed a “delicate sense of feeling“ in his mountain landscapes--particularly his warm lighting of the alpenglow.

Garth has sold his work through Williams Fine Art in Salt Lake City, Repartee Galleries in Park city and Salt Lake City, as well as Buffalo Trail Fine Art Gallery and Rich Haines Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming. He has been featured in shows sponsored by Gallery of the West in Jackson as well as the Voris Gallery in Salt Lake City. Garth and a number of his paintings, are featured in a production by Travelveiw International, a firm capturing the sights of the world's most highly favored travel locations. One of his works, a 40 X 70 oil on canvas entitled Wyoming's Grand Tetons, is featured in the Southwest Art Magazine. His mountain landscapes can also be found on the covers of Pioneer Magazine, as well as other corporate publications.

Much of Garth's success can be credited to a number of gifted artists and art collectors who have provided positive motivation and sound advice. Pieces of his work now hang in banks, corporate offices, and private collections in cities throughout the United States.

Collectors include: Questar Corporation, Salt Lake City; KeyCorp collections, Albany, NY. and Cleveland, OH.; Huntsman Chemical Corporation, Salt Lake City; Foley & Larder, Milwaukee, WI.; Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT.; Ricks College, Rexburg, ID.; Key Bank of Idaho collection, Boise, ID.; Clyde, Pratt & Snow collection, Salt Lake City, UT.; Bonneville Mortgage Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT., among otheres.

To contact artist: anneoborn@sisna.com

Biography courtesy of artist.

Newspaper Article

"Art Section." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 3, 1985.

Book

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists Of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

 Last Modified 9/3/14