William Hart McNichols Art Collections
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Artwork by William Hart McNichols
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
St. Joseph Shadow of the Father 039 by William Hart McNichols
Our Lady of the New Advent Gate of Heaven 003 by William Hart McNichols
Mother of the Incarnate Word 071 by William Hart McNichols
The Risen Christ 014 by William Hart McNichols
San Jose en el Rio Grande 268 by William Hart McNichols
St. Ignatius in Prayer Beneath the Stars 137 by William Hart McNichols
Holy World Evangelist Thomas Merton 267 by William Hart McNichols
Mary Most Holy Mother of All Nations 080 by William Hart McNichols
Holy Prophet Dorothy Day 154 by William Hart McNichols
The Holy Family for the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem 272 by William Hart McNichols
Nuestra Senora de las Sandias 008 by William Hart McNichols
The Passion of Matthew Shepard 096 by William Hart McNichols
Viriditas - Finding God In All Things by William Hart McNichols
Our Lady of Sorrows 028 by William Hart McNichols
Christ All Merciful 022 by William Hart McNichols
Jesus Listen and Pray 251 by William Hart McNichols
San Jose Sombra del Padre 161 by William Hart McNichols
St. Ignatius and the Passion of the World in the 21st Century 194 by William Hart McNichols
Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins The Poet's Poet 144 by William Hart McNichols
Mother of Sacred Activism with Eichenberg's Christ of the Breadline by William Hart McNichols
Holy Blessed Martyr Franz Jagerstatter 049 by William Hart McNichols
St Mary Magdalen Equal to the Apostles 116 by William Hart McNichols
St. Aloysius in the Fire of Prayer 020 by William Hart McNichols
Mother and Child of Kibeho 211 by William Hart McNichols
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About William Hart McNichols
William Hart McNichols has been "drawing and coloring in his room" since he was five years old. His parents Marjory Hart McNichols and Stephen McNichols welcomed him on July 10, 1949 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver Colorado. He was a member of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) from 1968 to 2002. He studied philosophy, theology, and art at St. Louis University, Boston College, Boston University and Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Father Bill furthered his art studies at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California in 1977. In 1983 he received a Master of Fine Arts in landscape painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
He was ordained in 1979 as a Roman Catholic priest by Archbishop James Casey in Denver, CO. From 1983 - 1990 he worked with the wonderful AIDS Hospice team of St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan, New York. During this time he also illustrated 25 books, mostly children's books for Paulist Press.
In 1990, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study the technique, history and spirituality of icon painting (technically "icon writing") with Russian-American master, Robert Lentz. In 1996 he was honored to be invited to Boston College by friend and mentor, Fr. Jim O'Brien, SJ to create 5 icons for the Jesuit Community there. In 1998 he returned to New York to create icons as a part of the West Side Jesuit Community. Since 1999 he has assisted with sacramental ministry in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Taos and Northern New Mexico. He continues to assist in Albuquerque after returning there in the fall of 2013.
Artist Statement on Iconography
"There is only Christ: He is everything and He is in everything." St. Paul, Colossians 3:11
I honor and revere the Byzantine icons and the profound spirituality of the Othodox churches. I try to bring true devotion and prayer into the process of writing an icon, dependent upon the inspiration of the Blessed Trinity, the saints, holy ones, and the Mother of God. As a Roman Catholic iconographer, I have no intention of assuming to be Orthodox, but continue to pray with many others, for unity brought about by the Spirit, amongst the churches.
2014 is my 24th year as an Iconographer and I am very grateful for the tremendous support from around the World. The great bulk of Icons are commissions from individuals, families and Churches. I look at Icons from all ages and times in books ranging from the most ancient with the aged and muted colors to two fascinating books of Siberian icons with brilliant hues, almost singular in the world of icons as these icons have retained their vivid colors; so I learn something new from every one.
Fr. Bill McNichols