My Icon Gallery

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My Story as an Iconographer

The Crucifixion in the Style of Dionysius

St. Kateri Tekakwitha “Lily of the Mohawk"

A “Pocket Icon” of St. Rose of Lima & St. Martin dePorres

Szent Piroska Hungarian Princess, Byzantine Empress, and Saint

Christ the Teacher

St. Mary Magdalene

Jesus Raising Lazarus

The Archangel Michael

St. Ysdro Labrador & Santa Maria de la Cabeza

Sts Ysdro & Maria

Icon Bearers of Kiev


Coptic Martyrs of Libya in 2015


Marytrdom of St. Jacques Hamel

martyrdom Jacques Hamel

The Good Thief, Saint Dismas

Dismas the Good Thief

Martyred Copts of Cairo in 2016

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