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|Title||King Benjamin's Testimony|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Keywords||King Benjamin; King Benjamin's Speech|
Third Place in the 2021 Book of Mormon Central Art Contest – Book of Mormon Edition.
Before he died, King Benjamin bore his testimony at the coronation of his son Mosiah. Based on the details of Mosiah chapter 1 through 6, it is likely this occurred at the Sukkot celebration which was the customary time of a coronation. The theme of Sukkot is deliverance. King Benjamin took this opportunity to teach his people about the ultimate deliverance from sin through the infinite sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This painting represents King Benjamin on the ‘migdol’ bearing his last testimony to his people (Mosiah 2-6).
As a student attending the Philadelphia College of Art, the artist studied painting and printmaking and received a BFA in painting. In graduate school at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he continued his studies in painting and printmaking and was awarded an MFA in painting. His work is representational. He largely does religious narrative and landscape painting and printmaking. His work has won awards and has been exhibited in the United States, Canada, and Europe. His paintings and prints are in private and public collections in the United States and Canada.
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