The following obituary is from The New York Times
July 2, 2010.
ARNOLD FRIBERG, REALIST PAINTER, IS DEAD AT 96
by Douglas Martin
Arnold Friberg, a widely popular artist of historical and religious scenes whose
painstaking quest for stunning realism led him to Valley Forge, Pa., on
a winter's day to paint what became a famous portrait of George
Washington praying in the snow, died Thursday in Salt Lake City. He was
The cause was complications of hip surgery, his daughter-in-law Jayna Friberg-Cleamons said.
Mr. Friberg (pronounced FREE-berg) was probably best known for the The
Prayer at Valley Forge, which depicts Washington kneeling beside his
horse while his army winters
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