Latter-day Saint Art Classics
Timelessness is a sign of great art. It often means that it carries something that the human family connects with throughout generations. And it is why even to this day, people study the works of the great masters.
At Altus Fine Art, it is an honor to have supported so many talented Latter-day Saint artists. For this blog, we wanted to focus on some time-honored classics that continue to bring hope, warmth, and inspiration to so many.
The artist whose work started it all, Simon Dewey’s religious artwork has been inspiring people for decades. His eye for detail, experience in illustration, and love for the Savior come together to create stunning paintings.
Jay Bryant Ward
Warming the heart and uplifting the soul are Jay Ward’s goals as an artist. His LDS artwork serves as a reminder of what is most important, inspiring faith in the Savior and hope in God’s promises.
Jorge Cocco’s unique style, which he has termed “sacrocubism”, is layered with symbolic meaning. By pulling away from physical or historical details, he seeks to speak directly to the soul in his collection of Latter-day Saint art.
A scholar of the old masters, Joseph Brickey has completed religious paintings that have gone on to win an impressive collection of notable awards. His philosophy is that art should have both the quality of a museum piece and the inspiration of the common human heart.
Sons of Helaman by Joseph Brickey
Christ in America by Joseph Brickey
Robert A. Boyd
Photographer and painter Robert Boyd have traveled all over the world to complete an extensive gallery of LDS temple pictures and religious artwork. And it is still growing! Here are some of his pieces that have stood the test of time.
Well-known Utah photographer Scott Jarvie considers himself “a technically minded geek that comes from a family of artists.” His talent for photography, love of travel, and reverence for the temple all shine through in each of his art pieces.
Robert Barrett’s talent spans beyond paintings. He has also completed illustrations and entire murals, making a name for himself locally and abroad. The level of color and detail in his gallery of LDS artwork immediately captures attention, inviting us into the scene to reflect on its meaning.
Judy’s artwork focuses on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. We love how her art does more than draw attention to itself. It invites reflection. She often chooses subject matter that highlights gospel living in hopes of inspiring others to discover light and beauty that they already carry within themselves.
Annie Henrie Nader
Annie Nader’s time spent studying abroad provided her with a unique opportunity to develop her artistic style. Inspiration from the Renaissance period is evident in her paintings. The unique stucco textures, mixed mediums, and heart that go into her work make each piece one-of-a-kind.
Full of faithful missionaries, courageous pioneers, and dedicated parents, Doc’s artwork tells a story. He illustrates what it looks like to stand firm in the faith: what it meant for those who came before us and what it means now.
Hank Delispinasse’s work in photojournalism, sports, and advertising has made him a well-rounded artist. We love what he brings to the lds temple photography world. Each of his photos are full of light and have a clear focus.
Cary ties so much together in one painting. Music lyrics, maps, diagrams, textures, frames, and more give his artwork a unique, hand-crafted look. His style invites us to think creatively about the subject matter, connecting the dots and drawing our own insights.
Rex Price’s art is full of vibrant colors. He often chooses powerful scenes for his subject matter, such as Christ walking on water, the Tree of Life, or a spirit waiting to begin its life on Earth. His paintings do just what art should do: bring color, perspective, and passion into the sometimes redundant feeling of everyday life.
When it comes to painting, Susan Edwards specializes in oils. But did you know she is also a singer/songwriter? Most of her completed work also has a song behind it. With the level of self-expression that she brings to her art, it’s no wonder each piece carries so much emotion and heart.
The blog only covers a small selection of the work by these great artists and photographers. For more LDS art, see their artist page at our online store!
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