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Elva E. Malin

Elva E. Malin was born in Aberdeen, Idaho in 1933. She is a professional artist who achieved success late in life. She paints rural scenes depicting people as well as mountain landscapes. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Although Malin is largely self-taught, she also studied at the University of Utah. Her brothers Dan and Ken Baxter, and Paul Forster, noted local artists, were also her instructors.

Malin is a member of the Plein Air Painters of Utah. Her work is represented by Apple Frame Gallery and Southam Gallery. The Springville Museum of Art owns Over the Bridge (1984) and Roundup in Peoa (1970) as part of its permanent collection.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

This talented Salt Lake City painter was born in Aberdeen, Idaho. Having studied at the University of Utah with such artists as Dan and Ken Baxter and Frank Erickson, she exhibits frequently at the Springville Museum of Art; her work has been handled by the Tivoli Gallery in Salt Lake City. Malin is the creator of richly colored impressionist rural landscape/figure scenes depicting the beauties of the good country life.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Article

"MESA Plans Art Sale Friday at Trolley Square's South Amphitheater." The Deseret News, November 9, 1997.


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

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