When Bloomberg Businessweek used a sketch of an angel appearing to Joseph Smith as the cover for its July 16 issue about the LDS Church finances, it inadvertently chose an image tied to the sacrifices and faith of a Mormon pioneer artist.

C.C.A. Christensen was born in Copenhagen in 1831, a year after Joseph Smith Jr. founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By the time Christensen was baptized a member, Joseph Smith had already been killed by a mob.

Christensen had trained at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen where students were encouraged to paint realistic, gritty images of Danish life in attempt to preserve their culture against German expansionism.

via The Mormon behind the Bloomberg cover | Deseret News.

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