A crisply painted oil on canvas illustration painting by the well listed artist and illustrator Paul Remmey, commissioned as cover art for the 1955 Reformation Bulletin, a yearly publication produced by the Lutheran Church in America. Martin Luther and several printers are shown gathered in a shop admiring the 95 theses which revolutionized Christianity and began the Protestant Reformation. Not only is Luther renowned for his visionary interpretation of the gospel, it has also been said that Luther–through his adept use of the printing press–created the first mass-media-driven revolution. Painting is signed lower right and retains the original wide profile wood frame.
Born in Philadelphia, Paul Baker Remmey studied at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art and was a member of the Philadelphia Water Color Club, Philadelphia Sketch Club, and Woodmere Art Association.
He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1931-32, 1934-46), the Philadelphia Art Alliance (1939-46), the Art Institute of Chicago (1938 and 1946), Woodmere Art Gallery (1940-46) and others.
His work is included in the collection of the University of the Arts, Fleischer Art Memorial, and Woodmere Art Museum.