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This year we are commemorating 20 years from the time that we had Arnold Friberg here at our Freedom Festival Fine Art Show. He was honored that year as the Grand Marshall of the Grand Parade, as well as at the Awards Gala for a lifetime achievement and his significant works of art.
Arnold Friberg was born December 21, 1913, and passed from this earth July 1, 2010, at age 96. He was an accomplished American illustrator and painter noted for his religious and patriotic works. He is perhaps best known for his 1975 painting, The Prayer at Valley Forge, a depiction of George Washington kneeling by his horse in humble prayer. He is also well known for his 15 paintings for the Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments, which were used to promote the film worldwide and for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He was also admitted as a lifetime member of the Royal Society of Arts. He also created a series of paintings depicting scenes from The Book of Mormon that have been used in prints of the scriptural book for decades, and which are now available as the Book of Mormon Classics in large scale at our show this year in the historic Utah County Courthouse!