Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming apply now

Global Resource Navigation

Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW

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

April 6 – August 1, 2015

Chicago and East Galleries
schwiering
gollings

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

Images:

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


Share This Page:

Contact Us

Art Museum

Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Monday's until 7 pm, February - April, September - November

Admission: Free

2111 Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622

Email: uwartmus@uwyo.edu

UWAM logo
Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Instagram (Link opens a new window) Find us on YouTube (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Instagram Icon Facebook Icon

Accreditation | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Accessibility information icon