Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Mar. 22

John Hafen, born on this day (1856), was a landscape artist who was part of the group of painters who studied in Paris in preparation for mural painting at the Salt Lake Temple. He convinced Church leadership to sponsor these art studies, and was awarded a two-year scholarship along with John Fairbanks, Lorus Pratt and Edwin Evans to study in France, where they became known as the "French Art Missionaries." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hafen

Glen Nelson