The Prayer At Valley Forge

Arnold Friberg, American Artist (1913-2010)

Artist of Liberty

This magnificent painting, “The Prayer at Valley Forge,” clearly demonstrates why Arnold Friberg has achieved fame as the great living interpreter of historical, biblical, and western subjects. Combining rare artistic skill with a profound respect for the most minute historical details, he has imbued his painting with a dynamic realism “unsurpassed by an contemporary inspirational artist.”

Filled with rich color, strengthened with superb draftsmanship and historical accuracy, his paintings convey a living realism, a grandeur, and a spiritual force of a particularly masculine kind.

But Friberg’s real power derives from the dedication of his talent to a cause greater than the artist. His art is made to serve. “The Prayer at Valley Forge” was painted to serve the cause of liberty, to remind Americans of the deep spiritual roots of our loved country, to recall a place of cold, and pain and sacrifice, to pay tribute to the tall and lonely man who alone held the struggling nation together, General Washington, driven to his knees there in the bitter snows of Valley Forge.

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Friberg was Cecil B. Demille’s chief artist for his motion picture The Ten Commandments.

“Among the living artists who have dedicated themselves almost exclusively to religious art, one stands out for his virility and warmth, dramatic understanding and truth.” – Cecil B. Demille

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“Arnold Friberg is the Pheidias of religious art.” – Norman Rockwell

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