Mormon Artists Group is pleased to announce the publication of

Joseph Paul Vorst

by Glen Nelson

This monograph and biography of the artist Joseph Paul Vorst (American, born Germany, 1897-1947) is the first book to explore his life and art. Although few outside of the St. Louis area, where he made his home, are aware of him now, he created a body of Regionalist and Social Realist art that was exhibited often and admired widely in his day. 

In a short span of ten years after his arrival in the United States in 1930, he exhibited work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Library of Congress, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York World’s Fair, the Kansas City Art Institute/Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Carnegie Institute, the St. Louis City Art Museum, the Dayton Art Institute, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Golden Gate International Exhibition, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and even the White House. After his death, his work entered additional public collections including the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Saint Louis Art Museum.

236 pp. 209 images, 11 x .7 x 9.5 in. (softcover) $29.95

236 pp. 209 images, 11.25 x 1 x 9.75 in. (hardcover) $75.00

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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