LeConte Stewart


Renowned Landscape Artist

LeConte Stewart was born in the small farming community of Glenwood, Sevier Co., Utah in 1891.  He moved to Rexburg, Idaho as a teenager and graduated from high school there.  From an early age, he wanted to be an artist so he studied art at the University of Utah.

At the age of twenty-two, LeConte moved to New York State where he studied art under the direction of J. F. Carlson, Frank DuMond, and Walter Goltz three of America’s greatest landscape artists. Stewart’s training under Swedish-born New York artist John F. Carlson helped him to understand the techniques of the finest European schools of art. Through Carlson he learned to master the balance of self-expression.

Stewart returned to Utah where he was hired as a teacher at the Kaysville Elementary School.  His move to Kaysville started a seventy-six-year residency in that city. He was an art teacher in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties.  He headed the art program at Ogden High School for almost twenty years and then in 1938 became the chairman of the Art Department at the University of Utah.  He was at the U of U for eighteen years, retiring in 1956.



  • Church Museum of History and Art, LeConte Stewart: The Spirit of Landscapes, 1985.
  • Davis County Clipper, April 15, 1971; November 14, 1984; April 27, 1988.
  • Find a Grave, Kaysville City Cemetery, LeConte Stewart, Personal Profile.
  • Heritage Museum of Layton, LeConte Stewart: Historical Notes/Personal file.
  • Stewart, Zipporah, manuscript, “Door to Noisemaker’s Inn” copy belonging to Kaysville – Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art.
  • The Weekly Reflex, October 30, 1969; January 12. 1971; April 15, 1971.
  • Photos courtesy of Kaysville-Fruit Heights Museum, Anderson Collection and FamilySearch.org

Original research by Bill Sanders first published in Our Kaysville Story, Facebook.