A Painting in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Till We Meet Again
Oil on panel, 2013
Jane Manning James was one of the first African American Mormon pioneers. In Nauvoo she became a close friend to the Smith family. Unwavering, she repeatedly petitioned Church leaders for the rights of full temple blessings, which she received posthumously. It is fitting that her portrait should be here in the Conference Center, as she and her brother had reserved center seats of honor at the Tabernacle for conference sessions.