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Warner Sallman
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April 30th,1892 - May 25th, 1968

Warner Sallman was a very prolific Christian artist, and painted over 500 artworks. This consisted of his very famous religious art, but also landscapes, portraits, commercial art, frieze and more.

Where is this art now? As you might surmise it is in many places and enjoyed by many people. Some of the original pieces that were at one time painted for copyright owners Kriebel and Bates, are now owned by Warner Press in Anderson Indiana.  They are housed at The Wilson Galleries, at Anderson University, Anderson Indiana, and are sometimes on display.

We, The Warner E. Sallman Art Collection, own some of his art, and much is owned by and in the private collection of the Sallman family. You will find some of it at North Park University in Chicago, Illinois, and some in the private collections of many of Mr. Sallman’s friends. One piece “Looking to Jesus” is in Nkinga, Tanzania, Africa, and many original chalk “Heads of Christ” are in churches of all denominations. The Catholic organization Legionaries of Christ, a part of Regnum Christi, uses a Sallman image as a part of its logo. In July of 2007 the “Head of Christ” was on the cover of Newsweek Magazine.

A complete inventory, as of 1999, can be found in the book “Master Painter Warner E. Sallman” written by Dr. Jack R. Lundbom, and can be purchased from us, The Warner E. Sallman Art Collection at leroycarls@aol.com