Father John Battista Giuliani studied art at Pratt Institute in New York and later was ordained a Catholic priest. He taught Latin, the Humanities, and American Film at the Bridgeport, Connecticut Diocesan Seminary, at Fairfield University, and at Sacred Heart University. He then founded, in 1977, the Benedictine Grange, a small monastic community in West Redding, Connecticut.

In 1990 Fr. Giuliani returned to painting and studied with Russian icon master Vladislav Andreyev. He was inspired by this experience to create iconic depictions of Native American peoples as Christian saints in an effort to honor them and to acknowledge their original spiritual presence in the Americas. Says gallery owner Rey Montez, "These are the most sensitive and masterfully painted-on-linen images we have had in over two decades. The imagery will even soften the most hardened of hearts."

Fr. Giuliani is the 2007 recipient of the Mother Teresa Award for Religious Art. In 2001 he was asked to create the banner for the annual Palio in Siena, Italy. His work has been exhibited at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Marian Institute in Dayton, Ohio, the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York City, the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, and Good Hands Gallery in Santa Fe. Many of his works are in private collections throughout the country.

ANDEAN CHRIST BREAKING BREAD
48 x 24
$14,000
ANNUNCIATION
30 x 15
$5,000
SHEPHERDS PLAYING FOR CHRIST CHILD
33 x 24
$7,000


CORN MAIDEN
24 x 24
$7,000



HOLY FAMILY
24 x 24
$7,000


HOLY FAMILY
24 x 24
$7,000

 

THE GOOD SHEPHERD
24 x 24
$7,000

 

GUATEMALAN MADONNA
24 x 24
$7,000


JESUS WITH BELOVED DISCIPLE
24 x 24
$7,000

NAZARETH
24 x 24
$7,000

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