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Included in the exhibit are small posters that President Henry B. Eyring and his children illustrated for use in their family scripture study. Photo by Marianne Holman Prescott.

Nearly 200 paintings and more than a dozen wood carvings created by President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency are on display in a special exhibit at Brigham Young University–Idaho.

The personal exhibit titled, “A Visual Journal: Artwork of Henry B. Eyring,” gives patrons a glimpse into the life and ministry of President Eyring. It opened in conjunction with the inauguration of his son, President Henry J. Eyring, as the 17th president of BYU-Idaho on September 19 (see related article).

The exhibit, held in the Jacob Spori Art Gallery on the Rexburg campus, includes 195 paintings from many decades of President Eyring’s life. More than a dozen other artifacts, including wood carvings, sketch books, and painting supplies, are also on display.

“My motivation in all of my varied creative work seems to have been a feeling of love,” President Eyring wrote in a welcome at the entrance to the exhibit. “I felt the love of a Creator who expects His children to become like Him—to create and to build. In addition, I have always had a feeling of love for my family, friends, and others who might gain some satisfaction and joy from my efforts. So, my hope today is that those who see this exhibit might feel both the Savior’s and my own love for them.”

The exhibit includes art depicting many countries around the world, as well as paintings capturing memories of his wife and family at home and on vacation.

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