SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Utah artist Arnold Friberg:
"Utah is proud to call Arnold Friberg its adopted son. His work is instantly recognizable and has inspired countless people, whether it is through his religious illustrations or his patriotic pieces.
"On the wall directly across from the desk in my office hangs Arnold's famous 'The Prayer at Valley Forge,' from which I draw inspiration daily. The resolve demonstrated in the clasped hands of George Washington as he kneels in prayer is breathtaking, and Arnold captured it deftly.
"Jeanette and I offer our deep condolences to Arnold's wife, Heidi, and his family, and thank them for sharing Arnold and his talent not just with the State of Utah, but the entire world."