Lorus Bishop Sr Pratt
(1855 - 1923)
Lorus Bishop Sr Pratt was active/lived in Utah. Lorus Pratt is known for rural genre, landscape, portrait and mural painting.
Biography Lorus Bishop Sr Pratt
Lorus M. Pratt, son of Orson Pratt, studied art at the University of
Deseret with Dan Weggeland and George M. Ottinger. After being
encouraged by these two professors, Pratt traveled to New York and
Philadelphia for further study. While in Philadelphia, Pratt visited an
exposition of American and European Art. It was this experience that
ignited Pratt's desire to travel to Europe and study.
first visit to Europe came in 1879 when he was called to serve an LDS
mission to England with his father Orson Pratt. In 1885, he
traveled to Paris with his wife and four children. In 1890, church
leaders felt a need for "modern French murals" in the temples. As
a result, Pratt, along with John Hafen, J.B. Fairb
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