Allen K. Reinhold
Illustrator, Fine Artist and Art Teacher

Allen K. Reinhold, Illustrator and Fine Artist
Allen K. Reinhold

Brigham Young High School
Class of 1954

Honored with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

AMERICAN FORK, UT, January 29, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, has presented Allen Reinhold with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Reinhold has achieved many years' experience in his professional career, and has been noted for leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes in his field.

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Retired from academia for more than 20 years now, Mr. Reinhold most recently taught as a professor of graphic design at Salt Lake Community College from 1985 to 1996.

His artistic abilities, which have been apparent for much of his life, have also been on display as the owner and freelance artist of Allen Reinhold Art & Design Studio in American Fork, Utah, since 1962, which is still currently thriving today.

Born in Salt Lake City, Mr. Reinhold attended Brigham Young High School, graduating in the Class of 1956. He later earned a BA in Art in 1962, and MA in Painting and Design in 1963, both at Brigham Young University.

During the 1970s and 1980s, he spent time illustrating books for Bookcraft, with one of his more popular works including the “Book of Mormon Stories.”

Never straying far from home, Mr. Reinhold also worked as a graphic artist for Brigham Young University for several years, was a production artist for Evans Advertising Agency in Salt Lake City in 1968, and was an art director of telelecture for the Division of Child and Family Services, State of Utah, also in Salt Lake City, from 1968 to 1969.

Prior to teaching at Salt Lake Community College, he was an art instructor at USTC from 1969 to 1985, director of educational media in the Granite School District at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City from 1966 to 1968, and high school art teacher in the Emery County School District in Castle Dale, UT, from 1962 to 1963.

Mr. Reinhold's home state has served as a backdrop for much of his artwork. He has enjoyed recreating scenes of the American West that he portrays so vividly, with each painting being communicated through the power of color to create drama.

Using realism and impressionistic water-color styles, as well as light and dramatic values, Mr. Reinhold's paintings have often been based on personal experiences. Paintings have included that of wildlife and domestic animals, as well as humans, young and old.

Exhibiting his work in group shows at the Pageant of the Arts in American Fork from 1980 to 1989, and featured in group shows at the Salt Lake Art Festival, Mr. Reinhold received numerous awards over the years for his paintings.

He was the recipient of a First Place Award from the American Fork Steel Days in 1992, a Best in Show in American Fork in 1982, a Third Place Award at the Utah State Fair in 1982, a Third Place Award from the City of St. George in 1980, and a First Place Award from Utah County from 1977 to 1978.

Certified in secondary and post-secondary technology and industrial design and a certified color consultant, Mr. Reinhold is a former adviser and coach for the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America from 1978 to 1991.

He also spent 15 years with the Boy Scouts of America in American Fork, was on the board of directors of Art in American Fork.

Earlier in his life he served a mission to Germany with the Latter Day Saints Church. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1953 to 1962, where he was assigned to a control group in the military. Since 2017, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold are currently serving The LDS Church as Member Leader Support Missionaries.

He is a fellow of the Delta Phi Kappa and member of the Salt Lake Community College Faculty Senate and The National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, where he currently serves as membership vice president of his chapter.

Mr. Reinhold has been included in many editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the West, and Who's Who in the World.

Married to Linda Anne French, he has five children, four step-children, 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a foster Navajo son. His first wife, Irene, died of cancer in 2007.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Allen Reinhold has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Visit for more information about this honor.

By Maria Burns


Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Allen Reinhold has favored the nostalgic scenes of the American West since childhood. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1954, and made American Fork, Utah, his home. The small town flavor and rural character of Utah communities are a frequent theme of his paintings. His works constitute a record of our fast disappearing past.

He characteristically uses magnificent western backdrops. Each painting has a unique feeling and mood, communicated through the power of his colors, his superb blending of realism and impressionistic water-color styles, and the quality of light and use of dramatic values.

But Allen Reinhold is more than a Western artist, he is a fine water-colorist who loves the West, and he is well traveled throughout North America and Europe.

His paintings are based on personal experiences and often include a variety of wildlife, domestic animals, as well as human figures that give life to the scenes. He enjoys the characterization of people young and old. He always paints with a feeling of love for his subjects.

Some of his most popular illustrations were done in the 1970s and 1980s to illustrate Bookcraft's series Book of Mormon Stories, with text written by George Bickerstaff.

  • Graduated from B. Y. High school in 1954.
  • Graduated from Brigham Young University in art, 1962.
  • Received MA degree in painting & design, 1963.
  • Illustrated books for Bookcraft, 1970’s.
  • Professor of art and design at Salt Lake Community College, 27 years, now retired.
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America.
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