Henry B. Eyring is known by members of his faith as the Second Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. However, not many may know him for his artistic talent.
The Church History Museum in Salt Lake City is featuring a new exhibit which hosts more than 100 watercolor paintings, sketches, and journals created by President Henry B. Eyring.
The exhibition displays Eyring’s artwork and journals stretching back to the 1970’s.
Throughout his career, Eyring would take brief amounts of time to work on watercolor paintings between meetings.
Of his work, Eyring said, “The actual painting time can be as little as twenty minutes, but you then have to go and do something else between the drying and the washing, so it fits nicely into your office schedule.”
The artwork is very personal, and has left an impact on some of the viewers here today.
“I can feel the love of his memories for those in his life that matter, places he’s been, and opportunities he’s had to serve. And that all comes to me as a viewer,” said Alan Johnson, Director of the Church History Museum.
“He was hoping that when people walk in, that they feel the love of God, and his love for them,” said Kyoung Dabell, the curator of the Jacob Spori Gallery in Rexburg, Idaho.
The exhibit ends on January 21st, 2019, after which the pieces will be returned to Eyring and his family.