Utahns honor artist Friberg's life at downtown viewing

by | Jul. 12, 2010

Mormons We Know

Hundreds gathered Friday night to pay tribute at a public viewing for Arnold Friberg, one of America's most famous artists.

Friberg's casket was placed in what's called the Friberg Gallery on the second floor of the LDS Conference Center. Those in attendance passed by several of Friberg's famous paintings.

"There's a sacred, spiritual side to all of his pictures, and they have always meant a lot to us, so we came as a reminder of what he means to us," said Sandy resident Julie Emmer.

Friberg's family members have received condolences from thousands.

"This has been in the newspapers all over the world, and we've just received the most heartwarming stories from people -- how his work has inspired them," said Jayna Fribeg Cleamons, Arnold Friberg's daughter.

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