The Warner Sallman Collection

Icons of American Protestantism

iconsAlthough American Protestants often claim that they are opposed to the use of devotional images in their religious life, they in fact draw on a vast body of religious icons to disseminate confessional views, to teach, and to celebrate birthdays, baptisms, confirmations, and sacred holidays. This fascinating book focuses on the production, marketing, and reception of one such set of religious illustrations, the art of Warner Sallman.

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Welcome to the Galleries

tai-lipanI am honored to oversee the collection of Warner Sallman’s paintings at Anderson University, as they are treasures of both historic and religious significance. These images have represented and inspired hope in many individuals over the years. The influence that Warner Sallman’s paintings have had on American religious culture is evident through the many letters that the gallery has received from individuals testifying to the impact of these works on their lives. The opportunity to view many of these iconic works together in this collection allows for an experience of the powerful story that Warner Sallman had to tell through his art.

Tai Lipan
director of permanent collections

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