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Carl Christian Anton Christensen

1831-1912

Originally from Denmark, Carl Christian Anton Christensen studied painting at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Following his conversion to Mormonism in 1850, Christensen made the trek to the Utah Territory.

Besides depicting scenes from the Bible and The Book of Mormon, Christensen is best known for his portrayal of early Utah Pioneers. He created an epic 175-foot long panorama, depicting the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and paraded it in conjunction with lectures on the Mormon Trek throughout Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.

In order to make ends meet, Christensen also worked as a part-time farmer and instructor of drawing at what is today known as Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.

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