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Lorus Bishop Pratt (1855‚Äď1923) was a Latter-day Saint artist and missionary.

Pratt served a mission in Pennsylvania for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) starting in 1875.[1] He also served as a missionary in Missouri.[2]

Pratt also was in England where he assisted his father, Orson Pratt, in organizing the current chapter and verse set up in the LDS Church edition of the Book of Mormon.

Lorus Pratt was an English instructor at the University of Deseret.

In 1890, he went to France as a missionary.[3] The main thing he did on this mission was to learn painting to help on the murals in the Salt Lake Temple.[4] While on this mission, Pratt held the position of president of the French Mission.[5] At the point that Lorus left on this mission, his wife Elzina was six months pregnant.

Pratt married Harriett Elzina Wheeler.[2] they had six children.

Pratt was involved in creating the art work in the St. George Utah Temple, Manti Utah Temple, Logan Utah Temple and the Salt Lake Temple.

Many of Pratt's paintings deal with agriculture.[6] Some of it specifically invokes French peasant life.[7] He also painted several portraits.



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