John Willard Clawson
(1858 - 1936)
John Willard Clawson was active/lived in Utah, California / France. John Clawson is known for portrait, landscape and figure painting.
Biography John Willard Clawson
One of the more successful Utah artists of the late nineteenth century,
John Willard Clawson was born on January 18, 1858. He was born to
Hiram B. Clawson and Alice Young Clawson, a daughter of Brigham Young,
who was then President of the LDS Church. Will (as he was called)
was born in the blue room of the Beehive House, the house built by
Brigham Young for his wives and their families. As a boy and
throughout his life, Will was known for his pleasing personality and
his ability to get along with people.
Clawson received his education in the Salt Lake City school system and
later studied at the University of Deseret under George M.
Ottinger. His talent in art was so apparent to his teachers that
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