New Illustration: St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe

A new illustration I just completed of St. Maximilian Kolbe. For this one I combined a couple techniques  – pencil, watercolor/gouache with some added black ink splatter, paper textures and a few graphic elements. A little background on Koble, known as “The Saint of Auschwitz”, after the jump.

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Catholic priest who was arrested by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz during WWII.  He volunteered to take the place of a a stranger who had been condemned to the starvation chamber. Below is a short YouTube video that chronicles his story in the concentration camp and the effect his life — and death— had on his fellow prisoners. He was canonized in 1982 by JPII.


One thought on “New Illustration: St. Maximilian Kolbe

  1. Hi, I am putting together a Facebook group for a local parish named after St. Maximilian Kolbe. Can I have your permission to use the illustration as the profile picture? I will give credit and contact info for you if you’d like.
    Sincere thanks,

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