Capitol Reef From Fruita

This watercolor painting shows a view of Capitol Reef from Fruita, the best-known historic settlement inside Capitol Reef National Park in southern Utah.

Established in 1880 by a group of Mormons, Fruita was known for its large orchards of apples, pears, and peaches. Even before that settlement, the area had been a homeland to native people for thousands of years.

The original painting was sold to a private collector by an art gallery in St. George, Utah.

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This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. No unauthorized use is permitted. All rights reserved.