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Kathryn Stats (b. 1944)  Artworks >>

Kathryn Stats paints landscapes of Utah, her home state, as well as Alaska, the Oregon coast, the countryside of Tuscany and the arroyos of Spain. Her artwork is noted for the use of color and her ability to play with light and shadow. Kathryn Stats was born in Pocatello, Idaho in 1944. Her father was an engineer and her mother was a schoolteacher. Her father died when she was eight and her mother returned to her family home in Kaysville, Utah where she raised the family with the help of her sister. In Kaysville, Stats was surrounded by extended family including her great uncle noted landscape painter, LeConte Stewart (1891-1990), who studied at the Art Students League summer school and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Stats has memories of Stewart painting outdoors and giving plein-air classes. Married in 1963, Kathryn Stats began her own art career in the mid 1970s when her husband was transferred to Brazil. Stats, who is mostly self-taught, would paint as she explored the exotic neighborhoods of their new home. At first she did not paint the landscapes of Utah feeling that they were too obvious, but she was eventually drawn in by the views off the beaten path. Stats was named one of the 100 most important living artists in Utah by a committee of historians, artists and collectors. Source

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