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Interactive Exhibitions: Saints in Art

On this page you will find fifty-seven of the most frequently represented saints in Western art.  All the saints are illustrated with a work of art, where you can learn their specific atributes and ways to recognize them.  Below each picture is information about the image, a brief history of the saint, as well as a list of other attributes or scenes in which they can commonly be found.  

The images, which include paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, range from the 14th to the 20th century, covering a variety of geographical areas and artistic traditions.  Some examples are canonical, while others are more obscure.

Click on any of the thumbnails below to access each saint's interactive exhibition. 

Saint Agatha     Saint Agnes     Saint Ambrose     Saint Andrew
               Saint Agatha                                  Saint Agnes                                  Saint Ambrose                               Saint Andrew 
 
Saint Anne     Saint Anthony     Saint Augustine     Saint Barbara
               Saint Anne                                   Saint Anthony                              Saint Augustine                               Saint Barbara 
 
Saint Bartholomew     Saint Bernard     Saint Bridget of Sweden     Saint Catherine of Alexandria
          Saint Bartholomew                           Saint Bernard                       Saint Bridget of Sweden          Saint Catherine of Alexandria   
 
Saint Catherine of Siena     Saint Cecilia     Saint Christopher     Saint Denis
     Saint Catherine of Siena                        Saint Cecilia                              Saint Christopher                               Saint Denis   
 
Saint Dominic     Saint Eligius     Saint Elizabeth     Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
              Saint Dominic                                 Saint Eligius                                Saint Elizabeth                    Saint Elizabeth of Hungary 
 
Saint Francis of Assisi     Saint George     Saint Gregory the Great     Saint Ignatius of Loyola
      Saint Francis of Assisi                            Saint George                       Saint Gregory the Great               Saint Ignatius of Loyola 
 
Saint James     Saint James the Less     Saint Jerome     Saint Joan of Arc
     Saint James the Greater                   Saint James the Less                          Saint Jerome                                Saint Joan of Arc 
 
Saint John the Baptist     Saint John the Evangelist     Saint Joseph     Saint Jude
       Saint John the Baptist               Saint John the Evangelist                        Saint Joseph                                     Saint Jude 
 
Saint Lawrence      Saint Louis of France     Saint Lucy     Saint Luke
            Saint Lawrence                         Saint Louis of France                              Saint Lucy                                     Saint Luke 
 
Saint Margaret of Antioch     Saint Mark     Saint Martha     Saint Martin of Tours
   Saint Margaret of Antioch                         Saint Mark                                 Saint Martha                           Saint Martin of Tours 
 
Saint Mary Magdalene     Saint Mary the Virgin     Saint Matthew     Saint Nicholas
      Saint Mary Magdalene                   Saint Mary the Virgin                         Saint Matthew                                Saint Nicholas  
 
Saint Paul     Saint Paul the Hermit     Saint Peter     Saint Peter Martyr
               Saint Paul                              Saint Paul the Hermit                            Saint Peter                                Saint Peter Martyr  
 
Saint Philip the Apostle     Saint Sebastian     Saint Simon the Apostle     Saint Teresa of Avila
      Saint Philip the Apostle                      Saint Sebastian                     Saint Simon the Apostle                   Saint Teresa of Avila   
 
Saint Thomas Aquinas     Saint Thomas Becket     Saint Thomas the Apostle     Saint Ursula
    Saint Thomas the Apostle              Saint Thomas Aquinas              Saint Thomas the Apostle                      Saint Ursula   
 
Saint Veronica
             Saint Veronica