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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.

The Hill Cumorah

Tarring and Feathering the Prophet

Saints Driven from Jackson County Missouri

Zion's Camp

Mobbers on the Missouri River

Haun's Mill

The Arrest of Mormon Leaders

Liberty Jail

The Battle of Crooked River

Leaving Missouri

Joseph Preaching to the Indians

Joseph Mustering the Nauvoo Legion

Interior of Carthage Jail

Exterior of Carthage

The Nauvoo Temple

Burning of the Temple

The Battle of Nauvoo

Pioneers Crossing the Plains of Nebraska

Winter Quarters

Pioneers Crossing the Plains of Nebraska

Catching Quail

Entering the Great Salt Lake Valley

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