Alfred Lambourne

Alfred Lambourne (February 2, 1850 – June 6, 1926) is an English-born American performer and author. In the 1860s, he and his associates moved to the American West past the Mormon pioneers. He is best remembered for his paintings, but he then wrote curt fiction for Mormon periodicals, and extra works of musings and poetry.

Lambourne was born to William and Martha Wernham in Chieveley, Berkshire, England on the River Lambourn. The associates emigrated to the United States in imitation of he was a child. They first decided in St. Louis, Missouri before disturbing to Utah Territory.

His artistic talents were encouraged by his parents from an prematurely age.

During the trip from St. Louis to Salt Lake City, Utah, he kept a sketchbook of scenery along the way. After arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 16, Lambourne took feign as a scenic artiste for the Salt Lake Theatre.

In 1871, he accompanied then-President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former Governor of the Utah Territory, Brigham Young, to Zion Canyon and made the first sketches of the area. In the similar decade, Lambourne traveled the American West similar to photographer Charles Roscoe Savage, painting as Savage photographed, and explored the Wasatch range taking into account H. L. A. Culmer, painting and naming features, and "painted a series of large canvasses representing his journey from the eastern coast of the United States to the Golden Gate" with Reuben Kirkham. He moreover visited Yosemite, Colorado and Arizona.

Later in life, he focused more on writing, sometimes illustrating his work, eventually writing 14 books. In November, 1895, he began a year animated in solitude upon Great Salt Lake's distant Gunnison Island, where he wrote Our Inland Sea. In March 1896, a bureau of guano sifters came to the island, and he included musings about them in the book. In in advance Winter of 1896, he left the island, along when the guano sifters.

Lambourne died June 6, 1926, in Salt Lake City.

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