Rare Salt Lake Temple garden room painting found

A painting by John Hafen has surfaced at Anthony's Antiques and Fine Arts gallery accompanied with a 1941 letter written by Hafen's son and a paint box that the artist used during his career.

Hafen is known for his landscape paintings and his mural work to the Salt Lake City Temple during the 1890s.

"The painting was a commission for the First Presidency for the garden room in the Salt Lake City Temple," said Ron Fox, an art enthusiast and president of the Fox Group, Inc.

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