James Fairman was one of Americas foremost Landscape Painters. His art features specular views, sunsets, and stunning depictions of accuracy of the landscapes he painted. Between the years of 1871-1872 he traveled to Jerusalem and painted three variations of Jerusalem. It was here that Fairman learned that the the holy land held a deep importance to him. Today we see that much his art is reflective from this spiritual land. This painting The View of Jerusalem is one of three Jerusalem Views entitled a “View of Jerusalem.” It was originally painted with oil on canvas between 1871-1872.
The View of Jerusalem by James Fairman can currently be seen inside the Salt Lake Temple, in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of the originals today is held by the Church History and Art of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This painting has been digitally remastered to fit a true 16x9 landscape orientation. It was widened and then enhanced to portray the magnificent color and beauty of the Jerusalem Landscape. This painting will serve as a true reminder of the natural beauty surrounding the holy land in which the Savior Jesus Christ walked. Let this forgotten masterpiece grace your walls and serve as a constant reminder that any place can be holy if we so desire it to be.