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Gilbert Davis Munger

(Madison, CT, 1837 - 1903, Washington D.C.)

Gilbert Davis Munger was a landscape painter who worked in the Utah area in the 1870s. Munger did a fine luminist view of The Wasatch Mountains with Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake in the Foreground in 1877 (Utah Museum of Fine Arts). This creation may be the very finest painting in the luminist style ever done in this state. The artist was simply in Utah because of his official duties with the government, reportedly an official member of the 1869 United States Geodetic Survey party that camped near Salt Lake City during the time. There may be some added local interest in the fact that pioneer photographer C.R. Savage also joined the group for a period during their sojourn un Utah Territory.

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