Portrait of the Prophets

Story Behind the Art:

"Portrait of the Prophets" is perhaps Doc Christensen’s most well-known and beloved painting. The original painting was done in oil on canvas and measured forty-eight inches square to show the beauty of the ceiling in the Salt Lake Temple. The very first version of "Portrait of the Prophets" was painted in 1979 by Doc, and unique to that original oil painting, Christ was painted in the foreground with His back to the viewer and each of the prophets looking at Him. - Chad Winks