Setting a Standard in LDS Art: Four Illustrators of the Mid-Twentieth Century

Prints of paintings of Christ and other people from the scriptures and Church history and displayed in Latter-day Saint meetinghouses, visitors’ centers, and temples throughout the world and are used in Church magazines and manuals. Many of these artworks were created in the 1950s and 1960s by American illustrators Arnold Friberg, Harry Anderson, Tom Lovell, and Ken Riley. While the religious works of these illustrators are familiar, less known are the career paths these artists took and the other works of art they created. This article aims to acquaint the reader with the lives of these illustrators and the circumstances surrounding their artwork commissioned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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