Monday, March 17, 2014

Barrick to lecture about national parks movement pioneer

Harrison R. Crandall, the official photographer of the Grand Teton National Park and a pioneer in the early national park movement, will be the subject of a public talk at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  The talk will be presented in the Research Room (Level Two) of the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at UAF.

Kenneth Barrick, UAF associate professor of geography, will speak about Crandall, an artist whose subjects included some of the most iconic images of the Teton Range, cowboys and cowgirls, wildflowers and park recreation.
Kenneth Barrick

Barrick’s new book, “Harrison R. Crandall, Creating a Vision of Grand Teton National Park,” includes many color reproductions of Crandall’s works and will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. Books will be provided by Gulliver’s Books.

Barrick said, “Hank Crandall was a true visionary. Although he devoted his artistic attention to Grand Teton National Park, he is now credited with helping establish and expand the Park, and with inspiring early national park preservationists like Horace Albright, the second director of the National Park Service.”

The talk will feature images of many of Crandall’s landscape oil paintings and photographs, which he produced between 1920 and 1960. Some examples of Crandall’s original art will be on display.

Parking is free on the UAF campus after 5 p.m.

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