Emerging Artist Handpicked by Elder Holland to Paint Official Portrait

by | Feb. 10, 2015

News from Utah


Photo from LDS.net via Casey Childs.

Casey Childs, a renowned portrait artist based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, was handpicked by Jeffrey R. Holland of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to paint his portrait.

Ever since Childs’ first LDS project, “Greater Love Hath No Man,” Childs has emerged as a sought after LDS artist.

The diptych depicting the emotional scene at Carthage jail was inspired by the account of John Taylor. Taylor wrote a very lengthy personal account on the events that unfolded on the day of the martyrdom, and Childs was inspired by Taylor’s agonizing account.

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