Del Parson

Fine & Performing Arts

Del Parson (1948-)

is a native of Utah but was raised in Rexburg, Idaho where his father was head of the art department at Ricks College. He graduated with his Master of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University. For 31 years he has been painting professionally producing art work for top national galleries; print companies; and public, religious, and private institutions. He was thrilled to be able to come to Dixie State College and considers his 19 years at Dixie a major highlight of his life.

He has received public and critical acclaim and won numerous national and regional painting awards. Millions of art prints have been made of his images. Some of his most well-known images are the more than 200 he has painted for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, especially those depicting the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. He counts among his most fulfilling accomplishment the students whom he has taught, and many have gone on to their own professional art careers. Professor Parson is a popular community and church speaker. He and his wife Lynette have six children.