Saturday, April 3, 2010

My Grandpa Joe & Arnold Friberg

If you recognize this painting:
then you are probably familiar with the great artist, Arnold Friberg. My Grandpa Joe & Arnold Friberg were close friends for over 70 years. Mr. Friberg was also famous for painting the sets for THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Every Easter when the movie is shown, I'm reminded of this photo:
Arnold Friberg with my Grandpa wearing the actual robe
that Moses (Charlton Heston) wore in the movie.

PS - Notice George Washington's hands - - they are modeled after my grandpa.


Katie said...

There's no mistaking those hands! Jeff has those hands too.

Alison said...

Very cool story! I love it!

P.S. My mom always said that this art had to have been created after living with me as a 16 year old.

Your story is much more tender!

tammy said...

That is so cool. One of my favorite paintings.

KJ said...

how cool is this! Mr. J has always hoped to have that painting hung in his office one day.

Alyson P. said...

I didn't know this story before but I always think of you when I see this painting. I was visiting you in Provo one time and you gave us a tour of the hotel where you worked. They had a huge copy of this painting in one of the board rooms (I think) and that's when I fell in love with it. I have a copy hanging in my house now and I always credit you with "introducing" me to it!

Julie Knowlton said...

I love this post. And I may or may not link it from my blog.

I have never seen that bottom picture! I love it.

Dan and Melissa said... parents have that famous picture in their home. I will never look at it again without thinking of your grandpa.
THanks for sharing that.

Marci Coombs said...

So special! I love that picture! I keep checking to see if you've posted Easter pics from your mom's glamourous as always Easter party? I'm giddy with anticipation.

R Clan said...

That is awesome! I love that painting.

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