Mormon Arts and Artists, Sculpture, Sculptors, Angel Moroni Statues, Temples, Cyrus E. Dallin, Torleif S. Knaphus, Avard T. Fairbanks, LaVar Wallgren, Karl A. Quilter, Millard F. Malin


This photo essay provides an overview of the history of the Angel Moroni statues, beginning with the angel atop the Nauvoo Temple and continuing through to designs used on the Salt Lake Temple, the Washington D.C. Chapel, the Los Angeles California Temple, the Washington D.C. Temple, and other temples built through 2000. Angel Moroni statues have come to symbolize for Latter-day Saints the restoration of the gospel in the latter days. For Mormons, the Moroni statues herald the gospel being preached “to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people” (Rev. 14:6). “I Saw Another Angel Fly” discusses sculptors Cyrus Dallin, Torlief Knaphus, Millard F. Malin, Avard Fairbanks, Karl A. Quilter, and LaVar Wallgren. It also discusses the Hill Cumorah angel. For international readers a variation of this article appeared in the Liahona (August 2000).

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J. Michael Hunter, "I Saw Another Angel Fly," Ensign, January 2000, 30-36

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