The Book of Mormon Art of Arnold Friberg : 'Painter of Scripture'
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
The primary aim of this article is to tell how Friberg’s 12 definitive Book of Mormon paintings came to be created and to shed added light on them by having the artist explain what he had in mind when he conceived and executed them. In recent months Friberg has been kind to spend time freely with the author to clarify these matters. Coincidentally, this year has seen renewed public interest in these paintings. All 12 originals have been displayed in a special section of the new Conference Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, and an interview with Friberg was televised in April to mark the release of a set of finely crafted reproductions of his Book of Mormon paintings.