Discovering a History: The School of Art at the University of Denver
Date of Award
Masters Research Paper
Art & Art History
University of Denver, Department of Art History, Curricula, Art, History, Study and teaching, Higher education
Discovering a History: The School of Art at the University of Denver explores the early history of art education in Denver, and the significance of visual art education at the University of Denver within that history beginning in 1865, when the first classes in art were offered, and ending in 1929 when the University acquired the Chappell School of Art—an independent art school—and appointed Vance Kirkland as director. This paper also explores competing art institutions, which at times posed great hindrances to the University. Further, it illustrates how the artists who taught at the University of Denver School of Art, such as Ida De Steiguer, Preston Powers, Emma Richardson Cherry, and Henry Read, were amongst the great contributors to Denver’s burgeoning artistic culture.
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Stovall, Alisha D., "Discovering a History: The School of Art at the University of Denver" (2012). Art and Art History: Master's Research Papers. 332.