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Francis H. Zimbeaux

Born in Paris, France, Francis Zimbeaux came to Utah in 1926. He is the son of Frank Zimbeaux who was also an excellent artist and had a considerable influence on Utah Art. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Zimbeaux studied at the University of Utah and the Art Barn. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the Utah State Fair Best of Show and several first prizes, a St. Mark's Art Festival First Prize and a Salt Palace Exhibition Honor Award.

Mr. Zimbeaux's works are to be found in private collections across the nation and also in the permanent collections of the Salt Lake Art Center and Utah State University. Zimbeaux has presented many one man shows and has been featured in group shows throughout the West, including the traveling Watercolor Exhibit sponsored by the Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc.

Biography adapted from James Haseltine, found in . One Hundred Years of Utah Painting

The French born son of Frank Zimbeaux (q.v.), is a present-day Salt Lake City draftsman and painter in oils, gouache, pen and ink with washes, as well as other drawing-media. He is a semiabstractionist in the creation of tonalist landscapes in oils on canvas, as well as the creator of wonderfully stylized figurative works done often with a fluid mix of drawing and painting techniques on paper. Francis Zimbeaux's oil paintings are often handsome, essentially value-initiated landscape "tone poems" that echo his father's work to some extent, while his figure scenes of mythological genre (nymphs and such), and even portraits actually represent an expansion on thems Frank Zimbeaux dealt with in oils in quite a different way.

Biography courtesy of Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"1990 Arts in Review." Deseret News, December 30, 1990.

"Abstract Utah: Exhibit at Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art 50 Years of Artistic Evolution in State." Deseret News, May 12, 1996.

"Art Canvass." Deseret News, September 18, 1988.

"Art in Pilar's Garden: Utah Musical Theatre Celebrates." Salt Lake Tribune, June 18, 2000.

"Art for the Ages." Salt Lake Tribune, August 15, 1999.

"Art Canvass." Deseret News, January 28, 1990.

"Art Show at Utah Valley State College through Oct. 26 Features Octogenarian Artists." Deseret News, October 12, 2000.

"At 92 1/2, Wassmer Colors His World in Black and White." Deseret News, September 15, 2002.

"Censorship in Utah: Hiding the Nudes from Legislators." Salt Lake Tribune, February 23, 1997.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." Salt Lake Tribune, September 15, 1996.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." Deseret News, April 14, 2002.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." Salt Lake Tribune, April 19, 1998.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." Salt Lake Tribune, August 6, 1995.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." Salt Lake Tribune, January 27, 1995.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." Salt Lake Tribune April 17, 1994.

"Eighty Something: Artist Biographies." Deseret News, March 27, 1994.

"Eighty Something: 5 Visual Artists in Their 80s Find the 'Fountain of Youth' by Producing Art." Deseret News, March 27, 1994.

"Exhibits Feature the Great Outdoors." Deseret News, May 22, 1994.

"Emerging Artists: Approaching Art Only to See What Happens." Salt Lake Tribune, July 18, 1999.

"Galleries." Deseret News, August 22, 1999.

"Group Art Shows this Summer are Filled with a Number of Surprises." Deseret News, July 22, 1990.

"It's in with the Traditional at the Springville Salon." Salt Lake Tribune, May 21, 2000.

"Participating Artists." Deseret News, December 6, 1998.

"Peteetneet Displays Art of the '80s." Deseret News, January 23, 1995.

"Phillips' Extraordinary Exhibit a Must-see for Utah Collectors." Deseret News, August 23, 1998.

"Photos Reveal Beauty in an Unexpected Light." Deseret News, December 22, 1996.

"The Reunion Exhibit Features Works of 35." Deseret News, September 29, 1996.

"Simply Wassmer Painter Finds Pleasure in Creating and Giving Wassmer: Silver Toupee, Heart of Gold." Salt Lake Tribune, August 20, 1995.

"Senior Show at Art Access." Salt Lake Tribune, August 15, 1999.

"Showing at Local Galleries." Deseret News, July 4, 2004.

"Showing at Local Galleries." Deseret News, February 2, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." Deseret News, April14, 2002.

"Showing at Local Galleries." Deseret News, January 16, 2000.

"SLAC Retrospective on Artist Deffebach Focuses on Abstract Expressionism Style." Deseret News, June 6, 1993.

"Small World, Big Canvas; Many Views Shaped Utah Art Some Reluctantly: Showcase of Utah's Abstract Art." Salt Lake Tribune, November 17, 1996.

"Sneak Previews Reviews of 4 Local Art Exhibitions." Deseret News, February 11, 1990.

"Spring Salon Display Vitality and Variety of Old and New Artists." Deseret News, April 21, 1991.

"Utah Galleries Put on their Fall Finery and Unveil Blockbuster Exhibitions." Deseret News, October 7, 1990.

"Utah in the Abstract Exhibit Chronicles 50-Year History of Movement in State Exhibit Chronicles Abstract Art." Salt Lake Tribune, April 14, 1996.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Arts." Salt Lake Tribune, March 11, 1994.

"Utah People in the Arts." Deseret News, May 21, 1990.

"Utahans with Roots in Spiritual Movement." Salt Lake Tribune, December 25, 1994.

"What Do Steve Bochco, Mahonri Young Have in Common?" Salt Lake Tribune, October 24, 1999.


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

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Paintings and Sculpture. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishers, 1991.

Zimbeaux, Francis. Francis Zimbeaux, Gentle Visionary: A Retropective Exhibition. Salt Lake City, UT: Retrospect Inc, 1990.


Art News. "Nymphs Dancing to Flute." Art News, 97, (1998): 76.

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