Dienstag, 1. Juli 2008

Video: "Untermann's Uinta landscapes"

Video: "Untermann's Uinta landscapes" von "Ernest Untermann" von Youtube

Beschreibung des Videoclips:

Ernest Untermann was known as "The Artist of the Uintas" He loved those wild and beautiful mountains in northeastern Utah. Split Mountain, The Green River, The Yampa River and Stegosaurus Ridge at the Dinosaur National Monument were some of his favorite subjects, along with the high country of the Uinta Mountains. These are just a few of the hundreds of paintings he did of the area, many scenes were painted by Untermann for the first time.


Ernest Untermann, Sr, was born in 1864, in Soldin, Brandenburg, 120 miles east of Berlin, across the Oder River, in Germany. (Soldin is now called Mysliborz, in western Poland)

He was Seaman, Author, Translator, Politician, Director of the Milwaukee Zoo from 1935-1939, and studied painting at the Chicago Institute of Art.

Ernest traveled by wooden clipper ships from Germany to West Africa, South America and finally settled in North America. He sailed the Pacific ocean from the west coast of America to the south seas of China. He lived in Illinios, Wisconsin, California, Oregon, Idaho and Utah.

Mr. Untermann translated many books on Socialism and Natural History from German to English and published several of his own books. (See webpages: Author and Translations)

Ernest Untermann, Sr. was the staff artist at the old Utah Field House of Natural History State Park in Vernal, Utah where he painted over 100 images of pre-historic life and other scenes of nature. Some of his best paintings of pre-historic life were from the 1930's and 40's before the founding of the museum.

In the high Uinta Mountains, along the state borders of Utah and Wyoming, he had both a peak, Mount Untermann and a daisy, Erigeron Untermannii, named after him.

He has paintings at the new Utah State Park Field House Museum of Natural History, Vernal, Utah, Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, Utah, the University of Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City, the Springville Art Museum in Springville, Utah, The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Milwaukee County Zoo, and elsewhere. (For more information click on webpage "Untermann's Bio".)

Ernest Untermann Sr. died in Vernal, Utah in 1956.