Work of painter of ‘Head of Jesus’ featured at Covenant Shores

Exhibit at Covenant Shores to feature sketch of original, talks by Sallman biographer

  • Monday, April 6, 2015 5:12pm
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Walter Sallman exhibit at Covenant Shores

Covenant Shores will hold a special exhibit of the art work of Warner Sallman. The Chicago artist painted a likeness of Jesus that became a fixture in hundreds of thousand American homes and churches. To date, Sallman’s “Head of Christ” has been reproduced over 1 billion times. Sallman  the son of Nordic immigrants, has been cited by the New York Times as one of the most recognized artists of the 20th century. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the iconic painting.

The artist, who died in 1978 was also a member of the Edgewater Covenant Church in Chicago.

Beginning Saturday, April 11, the Covenant Shores Lighthouse Gallery will feature his art. In addition to “Head of Christ,” some of the artist’s most well-known pieces will be displayed including “Christ at Heart’s Door,” “Christ Our Co-Pilot” and “The Lord is My Shepherd.” The display will continue through April 21.

At 7 p.m., Sunday, April 12, Dr. Jack Lundom, the biographer of Warner Sallman, will present the first of three lectures on Sallman’s contribution to 20th century religious art. The public is welcome to attend.

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