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Alan G. Rounds

Alan G. Rounds was born in Utah in 1954. His watercolors are characterized by the size, historical significance, and accuracy of the architectural landscapes he paints. He lives in Sandy, Utah.

Rounds studied under Gerald Olsen at Dixie College and under Franz Johansen and Glen Turner at Brigham Young University before earning a BFA from the University of Utah in 1977 where George Dibble and Alvin Gittins were influences.

Rounds's work has been featured on the covers of publications of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is also held in the collections of the Utah Symphony and Dixie College. Mount Olympus at 45th South (1988) is featured in the Springville Museum of Art.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Alan "Al" G. Rounds is a watercolor painter whose works are shown locally at The Gallery and Garage, Salt Lake City. A University of Utah graduate (B.F.A.), this Sandy, Utah, resident is one of the most successful painters working in this community. The creator of unusually attractive studies of old buildings in period surroundings, Rounds frequently featured, via his entirely fresh but highly nostalgic views, in the LDS Ensign magazine. He has won numerous awards, and his scenes have also been published or purchased by the Utah Symphony, the Springville Museum of Art, Valley Bank, Dixie College, and many other institutions and collectors.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.


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