Jon McNaughton, Mormon Artist/ Right-Wing Propagandist

Mormon painter Jon McNaughton is one of the most popular and commercially successful artists in the United States. His religious and patriotic paintings have sold widely, and YouTube videos of two of his most popular paintings have each been seen by more than 3,000,000 viewers. But McNaughton’s art is also controversial because of the overt far-right political and religious messages it conveys. This session investigates the McNaughton phenomenon (including the recent controversy at BYU over his work) and its implications for Mormonism.

Robert A. Rees, Rod L. Meldrum