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Western Visions: William Gollings, Conrad Schwiering, and Hans Kleiber

April 6 – August 1, 2015

Chicago and East Galleries



American art from the West reinforces the region’s identity and meaning as a place, especially that of Wyoming.  William “Bill” Gollings (1878-1932), Conrad Schwiering (1916-1986), and Hans Kleiber (1887-1967) depicted the Wyoming of the West, from epic myth to sentimental nostalgia. Each artist envisioned Wyoming through the splendor of the landscape and the people and wildlife that inhabit it. Working in Sheridan, Gollings captured the battle between cowboy and bronco, and the tranquil scenes of American Indian life. Schwiering focused on the landscape outside his studio in Jackson, and depicted the magnificence and grandeur of the Tetons. Kleiber used his time working for the Forest Service around Sheridan to illustrate the abundance of wildlife native to Wyoming. Western Visions provides a selection of artworks in an array of mediums - oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, and prints – from the Art Museum’s collections, depicting the uniqueness of Wyoming’s place in the West. 

  • Funded in part by Roy and Cary Cline, Chad and Liz Deaton, and UW Art Museum Gala Funds


Left: Conrad Schwiering (American, 1916-1985), Snowy Sentinels, 1960, oil on canvas, 41 x 46 inches, gift of Virginia Purdy, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1991.19

Right: William “Bill” Gollings (American, 1878-1932), Untitled, 1930, etching, 6-15/16 x 4-15/16 inches, gift of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Ward, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1978.80

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