Rebecca Hartvigsen

Except for a two-year sojourn in Georgia, Rebecca Hartvigsen has lived in Salt Lake City, Utah all of her life. Her love for historical buildings reflects her connection to a pioneer heritage that began in 1847 when her great-great-grandfather entered the Salt Lake Valley as one of the first pioneers. Rebecca feels that it is important to value her heritage and allow it to positively affect her art.
Majoring in History as a freshman at Brigham Young University, it soon became apparent that Art was a greater love; Rebecca graduated with a B.A. in Art in 1971. She taught Art at Kaysville Junior High School, and traveled throughout Europe and the Mediterranean during her summer vacations. Great museums and works of art provided an education in themselves.
In 1974, Rebecca married Dr. James L. Hartvigsen and ended her teaching career in order to raise a family. She continued her education through graduate classes at the University of Utah.
Rebecca's first "one woman show" was in 1986. Her painting career has kept her very busy; her artwork can be found in collections from Alaska to Florida and as far away as Australia and Japan. Rebecca enjoys having her work accepted into shows, as well as the ribbons and awards that follow. She is happiest, however, when clients express their enjoyment and love for her paintings by taking them into their lives and hearts.

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Abide With Me

I love the view of the temple from the garden of the Lion House. I wanted this painting to be available to everyone, so we published it as an open edition print. In a way, it's my gift to all the young couples who are married in the Salt Lake Temple and then have a wedding breakfast or a reception at the Lion House. This is the only historical print I have done that has not been published as a limited edition.
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Christmas Eve Visit

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Early Morning Visitor

The Beehive House, Brigham Young's home in Salt Lake City, is a favorite of mine. At one time the home was used as a boarding house for young women working in Salt Lake. My mother spent several happy years living there.
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Holiday Glow

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Holliday Glow

Some of my favorite memories from childhood are of Christmas shopping in Salt Lake City. We would always go over to the little cafe in the Hotel Utah and have hot soup before we headed home on the bus.
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Softly, Gently

I love this section of Salt Lake City. My great - great - great Grandmother, Patty Sessions, lived five blocks from here, and would often come to visit her friend Eliza R. Snow, as well as some of Brigham Young's other wives. I often imagine them walking down the street, arm in arm, talking about the day's activities.



Deseret Book used this painting for the cover of the book Christmas Treasures.
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