In 1955, the Church began featuring Bloch's paintings on the life of Christ in the Improvement Era magazine. Other reproductions of his work would later find their way into the Ensign and on the walls of temples, meetinghouses and visitors' centers throughout the Church. While he was not a member of the faith, Mormons have come to identify Bloch as one of the defining artists of the Savior.
To celebrate the work of Carl Bloch and his artistic connection to the LDS community, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art is preparing to unveil an exhibit dedicated to the artist's Christ-themed work. "Carl Bloch: The Master's Hand" will be on view on the museum's main level beginning Nov. 12. The exhibit will feature over 250 paintings and 78 etchings, including five large altar paintings on loan from Lutheran churches in Denmark and Sweden.