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Graydon K. Foulger

Graydon K. Foulger was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1942. He is a plein air painter, teacher, and former art dealer. He lives in Murray, Utah.

Having grown up in the natural splendor of Utah, he earned a BFA from BYU in 1967 where the paintings of Maynard Dixon and J. Alden Weir influenced him. He earned an MFA from BYU two years later. In 1966 he visited and studied at museums, galleries and studios throughout Europe.

Foulger ran his own art gallery from 1968 to 1983 when he quit to devote more time to painting. He continues to teach and to exhibit his work throughout the Intermountain area. Pumpkin Harvest (1990), part of the Springville Museum of Art permanent collection and the winner of a purchase prize, is an example of his work.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Graydon K.Foulger (1942-). A native of Salt Lake City but now a resident of Murray, Utah, Graydon Foulger studied at Utah State University, the University of Utah, and Brigham Young University (B.F.A.,1967). From 1968 to 1983, he was founder, partner, president, and director of Tivoli Art Gallery, still one of Utah's leading dealers in original art by local painters and sculptors. This talented artist has continued to work in the studio and to teach, and his increasingly interesting plein-air paintings of the local landscape have been exhibited widely throughout this area and elsewhere. Foulger is also a member of the Intermountain Society of Artists, and continues to be a knowledgeable independent handler of regional works.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah

Newspaper Articles

"1992 Utah State Fair Ribbon Winners Take." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 25, 1992.

"1999 The Deseret News Landscape Art Show." The Deseret News, August 19, 1999.

"Annual NMSO Benefit Piles on Art, Food, Wine." Albuquerque Journal, June 22, 1997.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, June 17, 2001.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, November 10, 1996.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, February 6, 1994.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, March 21, 1993.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, September 26, 1993.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, January 8, 1989.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, September 13, 1992.

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

"Art Canvass: Fair's Art Winners." The Deseret News, September 16, 1990.

"Artistry Doesn't Dry Up in Summer." The Deseret News, July 12, 1992.

"Artists in 'Color of the Land' Show." The Deseret News, September 29, 2000.

"Artists Plan Festival To Aid The Hungry." The Deseret News, February 4, 1994.

"Climate Right For Visual Arts In '88 – At Least 14 Galleries Opened." The Deseret News, January 8, 1989.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 3, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 6, 1994.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 1, 1994.

"Discovering a Gift of Art at Holiday Gallery Shows." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 9, 1990.

"The Deseret News Art Show 6 Salt Lake Artists In The Winner's Circle." The Deseret News, October 9, 1988.

"Exhibits at 4 Galleries Are Well Worth The Visits." The Deseret News, March 6, 1994.

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

"Exhibit Helps Put Artists In Public's Eye." The Deseret News, August 11, 1991.

"Foster Compassion and Art At St. Vincent de Paul Fund-Raiser." The Deseret News, February 25, 1996.

"Galas Benefit Rape Recovery Center, Arts Festival, Riding Program." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 8, 2001.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, August 30, 1998.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, August 28, 1994.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, December 11, 1994.

"Group Art Shows This Summer Are Filled With Number of Surprises." The Deseret News, July 22, 1990.

"Happening Today." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 12, 1995.

"New Year Is Greeted With Resolute Sparkle." The Deseret News, January 10, 1993.

"Now Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, December 12, 1999.

"S.L. Exhibits Offer Visual Therapy for Viewer." The Deseret News, December 23, 1990.

"S.L. Galleries Safe From Wrecking Ball." The Deseret News, April 1, 1990.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, September 3, 2000.

"Southam's Spring Soiree." The Deseret News, May 13, 2001.

"State Fair Officials Announce '92 Winners." The Deseret News, September 29, 1992.

"Stewart Art Festival Spotlights 5 Private Collections." The Deseret News, September 15, 1991.

"Stylistic Preferences Run Gamut At Galleries." The Deseret News, May 24, 1992.

"Sunstone Silent Art Auction Will Be Aug.12." The Deseret News, August 6, 1995.

"Utah Marquee: ETC." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 11, 1995.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 26, 2000.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 22, 1999.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 2, 1996.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 16, 1994.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 24, 1993.

"Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 5, 1993.


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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