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Ottinger was a Mormon convert, active in Salt Lake City as a painter of landscapes and people in Utah, and of his ideas of life in the Pre-Hispanic civilizations of Central and South America. He was at various times a sailor before the mast, a University of Utah art professor, a theatrical scenery painter, Salt Lake’s Fire Chief and Superintendent of Waterworks, a sugar refinery clerk, a photographer, and a lieutenant colonel in the Nauvoo Legion. He organized the Utah National Guard, made Brigham Young’s death mask, and remains one of Utah’s most intriguing and collectable early artists.

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Category: Painting

Medium type: Watercolor

Date created: 1865

Associated artists

George Martin Ottinger
George Martin Ottinger

Location

2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84190

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