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Oil painting of the Gates of the Mountains (or Gates of the Rocky Mountains), a natural landmark near Helena, Montana. The viewpoint of the painting is from shore along the Missouri River. The painting depicts some driftwood on the rocky shore with the Gates of the Mountains in the background.

Milan Toljan was born December 13, 1894 in Yugoslavia. He moved to Butte, Montana in 1912 where he opened his sign painting shop and did oil paintings on the side as a hobby.


Oil Painting, artwork, decoration

Original Medium

Oil on Canvas


20 5/8" x 24"


Helena, Montana

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Original Collection

Mike Mansfield Collections, Mss 65, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana

Holding Repository

University of Montana, Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-- Missoula. Mansfield Library

Image Credit

Image credit: Micaela Connolly, University of Montana

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Oil Painting, artwork, decoration

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