Icon Gallery

These are some of my icons from the past twenty years… linked at the bottom of this page.  

Please note that I am not an academic iconographer, but rather a folk iconographer.  Also, my icons are shaped my storytelling — I am both a hagiographer and an iconographer.

I am deeply indebted to Dr. Jane Daggett Dillenberger, a distinguished art historian who introduced me the religious iconography when I was a doctoral student at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California in the 1960s and 1970s.

In the 1990s I took a seminar from Peter Pearson. I learned the basics from Peter.  He is a traditional iconographer and a fine craftsman and teacher.  Peter is not serving as parish priest for an Episcopalian community in Pennsylvania.

Finally, I am particularly indebted to Alexey Pismenny. I particularly like his work. Browse his site and his links to other Russian artists, including his mother Alla Pologova.  Alex has been a friend and critic of my iconography for many years.

© Robert Bela Wilhelm 2018