Allen K. Reinhold
Illustrator, Fine Artist and Art Teacher
Brigham Young High School
Class of 1954

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


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, 1970s.
  • Professor of art and design at Salt Lake Community College, 27 years, now retired.
  • Listed in Marquis Whos Who in America.
  • Hidden Cove Park City - The Old Town Riding the Trapline
    The Hay Wagon Timpanogas Elk Wintering Mule Deer

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