Painter of Washington Praying at Valley Forge Dies at Age 96

Arnold Friberg, the artist who painted an image of George Washington praying at Valley Forge, has passed away. Friberg finished this painting in 1975, but his rendition is not the first artist’s depiction of Washington at prayer at Valley Forge. The first artist to render this scene from Mason Locke Weems’s Life of Washington was Henry Brueckner, who painted the picture posted below in 1866. If you can wait until February, you can learn more about Washington’s prayer at Valley Forge in Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction.