Al Rounds

Al Rounds

Al Rounds In 1977, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.  His painting technique was influenced there by the English portrait master, Alvin Gittins, and newspaper art critic and watercolorist, George Dibble. Utah-born, Al Rounds was...
Ed “Big Daddy” Roth

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth  (1932 – 2001) Hot Rod Designer He created custom show cars in his garage.  He was a struggling artist who financed his inventions by selling drawings and t-shirts at drag events, fairs, and car shows.  When he personally...
Rose Marie Reid

Rose Marie Reid

Rose Marie Reid She was an accomplished Canadian swimmer, who created the bathing costume which was a fashion item rather than a purely functional suit.  Her company eventually captured ten percent of the women’s swimwear market which led to her being named...
Walter Rane

Walter Rane

Walter Rane He served a full-time mission in France.  The mission president wanted to do a traveling exhibit of original works to appeal to the French people.  It was sort of a visitors center in the back of a VW Bus.  Elder Rane spent a couple of months in the...
Del Parson

Del Parson

Del Parson He grew up in Rexburg, Idaho, where his father was an art professor at the local college and his mother taught second grade.  His dad often took the family on painting excursion camp-outs.  He loved the outdoors.  Drawing came naturally for him, and he...
Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen Greg grew up in rural Idaho.  His parents were also artists, and they encouraged his artistic expression.  He studied illustration at Utah State University.  His paintings hang in temples in more than 20 countries around the world.  He has also done work...

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