Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Arnold Friberg Dead at 96

One of my favorite artists died on July 1, 2010. Arnold Friberg, the son of Scandinavian immigrants, was a prolific illustrator and artist who's best known Prayer at Valley Forge is a national treasure. He also painted religious works, Old West scenes and my favorite, more than 200 works concerning the R.C.M.P., the Mounties.



Friberg was so revered by the Mounties that he was one of the few outsiders to be named an Honorary Mountie. His body was carried from the Assembly Hall in Salt Lake City in a horse drawn hearse. It was escorted by a unit of R.C.M.P.

I have this print on the wall of my house. It was on the wall of my previous home too. I can see the Asiniboine Indian in the Hudson Bay blanket coat whenever I see such a blanket at an auction.

Washington at Valley Forge is the ultimate testament to God's place in America. Arnold Friberg made visualization of this concept available to all of us. God Bless you and Thank you Mr. Friberg.

Mr. Flannery

5 comments:

DogpackMOMMA said...

Hey there Mr. Flannery, I was not aware of Arnold Friberg's art but now I am thanks to you! I must see more.. Keep up the good work with your blog.

DogpackMOMMA said...

Hey there Mr. Flannery, I was not aware of Arnold Friberg's art but now I am thanks to you! I must see more.. Keep up the good work with your blog.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

A wonderful artist. Thanks for this post. I had not heard of his death. ~Mindy

red.neck chic said...

Oh - I wasn't aware of him until now! I'm gonna have to research this - I like the "Maintain the Right" painting.

Thank You for gettin' my curiosity peaked!

;-) robelyn

AngelMc said...

Wow...I had no idea.