Commemorative Exhibition by Don Olsen Now on View at The Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT.- The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) presents Don Olsen: Abstracts from Nature, an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most influential abstract artists to have worked in Utah. Featuring ten abstracted, large-scale paintings created over a period of twenty-five years, Don Olsen: Abstracts from Nature is now on view in the G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building. Born December 3, 1910, Donald Penrod Olsen (1910-1983) was raised as a musical prodigy. He graduated from the Brigham Young University School of Music in 1935, and spent the next ten years working with the Utah WPA Orchestra and playing first violin with the Salt Lake City Symphony. Olsen’s music career ended when he was diagnosed with a throat disorder in 1945, and he refocused his creative energy