Harry Reuben Reynolds
H. Reuben Reynoldswas born in Centerburg, Ohio and graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923. He joined the art department staff in Logan, then named the Agricultural College of Utah. Reynolds was a dynamic force in the school’s ascendency within the state, which was regarded as having a more liberalized approach to the arts. Throughout his career he enhanced his education and traveled extensively in Europe in the early 1930s. In the late 1930s he studied painting with the well-known mid-western painter, Grant Wood. During this same time period he discovered photography which became his primary media, giving up painting altogether after 1941.
Along with being an art professor, he was an advising faculty member to the Buzzer Yearbook, chaired the art committee, and was a Production Manager for USU’s production of “Look on the Land.”
Reynolds died in Logan, Utah in 1974.