Alfred Lambourne

1850 - 1926


Alfred Lambourne was born in Weymouth, England in 1850. He was a romantic realist landscape painter of the Rocky Mountain School who painted panoramic pictures of natural scenery in the western United States. He died in Salt Lake City in 1926.


The Lambourne family converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and immigrated to Salt Lake City in 1866. Alfred Lambourne began painting scenery for the Salt Lake Theater soon after his arrival. Although he had had some informal instruction, he was primarily self-taught.


In 1883 he painted Great Salt Cliffs at Promontory Lake. Other paintings include Black Rock Great Salt Lake (1890), Summer (1921), and Winter (1924).  Two of his easel paintings Hill Cumorah and Andi-Adan-Ahman are in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Biography adapted from Springville Museum of Art.