Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mormon Outlaw- Orrin Porter Rockwell

I took a break from painting Mormon women to paint Porter Rockwell. I have not read much about him, I've just heard the folklore about him being a body guard to J.S. And B.Y., and that he was called "The Destroying Angel of Mormondom" I did read one story that I found interesting about how J.S. told him he would be safe from his enemies if he never cut his hair, but he did cut his hair once to make a wig for Agnes Coolbrith when she lost her hair from typhoid fever.  Agnes was one of J.S.'s polygamous wives, I painted her as part of my Forgotten Wives collection.  24x24 acrylic on a wood canvas . I think this painting would be great in a cabin, or in a bar.

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