Monday, March 14, 2011

Martin von Feuerstein

Years ago Rocky and I walked into St. James in Falls Church, Virginia and I saw  amazing Stations of the Cross. I tried to find out who the painter was but no-one knew. Later we visited another church in the Ricmond diocese and they had the same Stations but in mosaics. I kept looking on Google and I finally found out who the painter was. Martin von Feurstein was a famous artist in Germany. His art is in serveral German churches and cathdrals. He was also an art professor and a serious Catholic. This painting is a self portrait that shows his decision to dedicate his talents to the service of Christ.

3 comments:

Anita Moore said...

The Feuerstein Stations are to be found, in various media, at: the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Boise, Idaho (oil paintings); St. Mark's in Boise (carving); the now-closed St. Hubert's in Homedale, Idaho (paintings); St. Bridget of Kildare in Nyssa, Oregon (carving); and even in the cloister of St. Albert's Priory (Dominican house of study) in Oakland, California (enamel). I think it's possible I've seen them in a few other places that I am not recalling at the moment.

Dymphna said...

Thanks Anita!

J.Samuel Ross. said...

I know that church! I was there in the fall for the ordination of one of the brothers in my community. I loved those stations, and I'm happy to know who made them.

It's a beautiful church.