Mormon studies, George Reynolds, Book of Mormon
If asked about art featuring the Book of Mormon, few Latter-day Saints of today would fail to bring to mind Arnold Friberg’s large, heroic characters and epic scenes. Others have a growing affection for the color- ful Book of Mormon paintings by Minerva Teichert.1 These two artists produced some of the most recognizable images to illustrate the Book of Mormon in the last century. In the second half of the twentieth century, Latter-day Saints saw a significant rise in the use of the Book of Mormon as a proselyting tool and principal selling point, contributing to the Church’s rapid worldwide growth. It is not surprising, then, that in more than one hundred and seventy-five years since its publication, the Book of Mor- mon has inspired scores of visual images meant to bring life to the book’s protagonists and geographic scenery. Many of these visuals have made a significant impact on our imaginative perceptions of Book of Mormon lands and peoples.
Carmack, Noel A.
""A Picturesque and Dramatic History": George Reynolds's Story of the Book of Mormon,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 47:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol47/iss2/7