Apostles at the Last Supper by Arnold Friberg


Graphite on Paper

9 x 11 in.

This is an esquisse (i.e. preparatory sketch) created by Friberg as part of a multi-step process to produce a final study for a painting. Friberg’s working methods were developed at the Art Students League of New York, which followed a classical model of training, where each phase of making a work pushed an artist to explore composition and expression to its fullest. This drawing is for an unrealized work depicting the Last Supper, a subject Friberg first began exploring in parallel to his Book of Mormon paintings.