Provo » Before Brigham Young University was worthy of its premature designation as a university, the Knight family figured the school needed art work if it was to become a true guardian of American culture. William Knight, a scion of the Provo family that kept the school afloat in the late 1800s, bought a landscape by local impressionist painter John Hafen in 1909, thus planting the seed for a collection that has grown to 17,000 pieces.

via BYU's century of collecting art – Salt Lake Tribune.

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