Harry  Anderson

Harry Anderson (1906-1996) studied at the Syracuse School of Art and illustrated for magazines such as Collier’s, Ladies’ Home Journal, Saturday Evening Post, Woman’s Home Companion, and Good Housekeeping. When he developed an allergy to the turpentine in oil-based paints, he began using water-based paints and joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He particularly enjoyed painting Jesus Christ. Anderson said, “I paint Christ the way I like Him, not to please other people,” said Anderson. “The Bible says He would not stand out in a crowd, but it also suggests He was not ugly. I know He was a carpenter, that He did a lot of walking, so I see Him as strong, both physically and emotionally. I try to show that.”

The LDS church asked Anderson to paint scenes from Christ’s ministry for the Mormon Pavilion at the 1964 New York World Fair, including a scene of Christ ordaining the Apostles. He continued to accept commissions from the LDS church, painting fourteen scenes from the New Testament and six from the Old Testament.

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Baptism by Harry Anderson


Accounts of Christ’s baptism are found in Luke and Mark, as well as in Matthew: “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee ...
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Christ with the Children by Harry Anderson

Christ with the Children

“Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray; and the ...
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Christ in Gethsemane by Harry Anderson

Christ in Gethsemane

This painting depicts Christ’s atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Matthew writes, “And he went a little further, and fell ...
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