Artwork of Events in Jesus' Life

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

John the Baptist

See John the Baptist artwork and paintings

Christ Walking on the Water

Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902), The Adulteress (1873), Oil on canvas, 250 x 499 cm


Boyhood of Jesus

Jesus washing the disciples' feet (John 13)

Ford Madox Brown (British Pre-Raphaelite painter, (1821-93), Jesus Washing Peter's Feet (1865), oil on canvas, Tate Gallery, London

Good Samaritan

Vasily Polenov (Russian painter, 1844-1927)

Carl Heinrich Bloch (Danish painter, 1834-1890). Most paintings in National Historic Museum, Friederiksborg Palace, Hillerĝd, Denmark. Also at

Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902)

Harry Anderson (American Illustrator, 1906-1996). Seventh Day Adventist painter and illustrator. Several of his paintings are available from the LDS Distribution Services site.

Harold Copping (1863-1932, British Illustrator), produced The Copping Bible (1910), The Bible Story Book (1923), and My Bible Book (1931). Illustrations and paintings.

Pieter Breugel the Elder, Peasant Wedding Banquet (1568), Kunsthistorisches Museum at Vienna

Fractio Panis Fresco ("the breaking of bread), Greek Chapel, Catacomb of St. Priscilla, fresco, third century, on the arch over the altar tomb, upon which the sacrament of the Eucharist was performed. It probably represents the eschatological banquet in the Kingdom of God.

Walter Rane (1949- )

Simon Dewey ( )

Greg Olson ()

Del Parson ()

Morgan Weistling (California illustrator and painter, 1964- ). Beautiful paintings of Jesus and spiritual life by a California illustrator. All paintings are protected by copyright. Most of these are found in Morgan Weistling, The Image of Christ (Baker Books, 2000), ISBN 0801011965, beautifully illustrated with poems and meditations by various authors. Images can be seen at and Many of his non-religious paintings feature adults and children, rural, 19th century Americana. More at his website.

  • "The Promise" (2001). Jesus embracing Jairus' daughter after raising her from the dead. "This painting illustrates a real event in time, and it is also symbolic of the life Jesus offers everyone" - Morgan Weistling
  • "Walking with God" (2000) Jesus holding up the hands of a toddler helping him to walk. Carpenter tools and woodchips are on the floor of Joseph's carpenter shop.
  • "The Lord Is My Shepherd," Jesus carrying a sheep over his shoulders, walking in sandles with a happy expression on the ridge of a hill(Luke 15:3-7).
  • "Our Refuge and Strength" (1998). Jesus walking on the water, reaching out to grab the wrist of sinking St. Peter
  • "The Reflection of God," Jesus standing waist deep in a river, looking up with palm open, pictured in a meditative moment prior to his baptism.
  • "Lilies of the Field," Jesus in a field of wildflowers, with hands gesturing toward all the flowers
  • "Kissing the Face of God" (1998). Mary holding the baby Jesus, kissing him on the cheek. Amazing image of mother-love.
  • "Crucifixion" (2001). Jesus, on the cross, naked from waist up, looking up with light flooding his face. No wounds visible. Haunting expression on Christ's face looking up to the Father, just before the Father withdrew from him.
  • "Healing the Blind Man," Jesus laying his hands on the eyes of a kneeling blind man, lit with the crowd in the background darker. Their faces showed the varied reactions to his miracles.
  • "Known by His Scars," dimly lit Jesus displaying his lit, scarred hands.
  • "My Lord and My God," portrait,  face of Jesus covered by a white hair covering (John 20:27-28).
  • "A Thankful Heart" (2001). Girl with white apron, long dress, single pigtail and folded hands praying before a meal. Reminiscent of Norman Rockwell.
  • "Thy Will Be Done" (1998). Jesus, with white hooded robe, with folded hands, standing in prayer. "I wanted to emphasize his strong carpenter's hands, clasped in prayer, representing his communion with the Father" - Morgan Weistling.
  • "Water to Wine" (1998). Jesus  standing under a stone arch extends his hand over pot into which servants are pouring water. Wine glows red.
  • "The Invitation" (1996). Jesus standing outside a lit banquet in the background, grasps the outstretched hand of a beggar kneeling in the snow and invites him inside.
Sir John Everett Millais, (Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1829-1896), The Leaven (1864)
Sir John Everett Millais, (Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1829-1896), "The Leaven" (1864), relief print, 140 x 108 mm, from illustrations to The Parables of Our Lord, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers. Larger image.
Sir John Everett Millais, (Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1829-1896), The Hidden Treasure (1864)
Sir John Everett Millais, (Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1829-1896), "The Hidden Treasure" (1864), relief print, 140 x 108 mm, from illustrations to The Parables of Our Lord, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers. Larger image.

Sir John Everett Millais, (Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1829-1896), relief print, from illustrations to The Parables of Our Lord, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers (1864), Tate Collection

  • The Hidden Treasure

  • The Tares

  • The Leaven

  • The Lost Sheep

  • The Good Shepherd

  • The Pearl of Great Price

  • The Good Samaritan

  • The Pharisee and the Publican

  • The Wise Virgins

  • The Foolish Virgins

  • The Unjust Judge and the Importunate Widow

  • The Rich Man and Lazarus

  • The Laborers in the Vineyard

  • The Marriage Feast

  • The Sower

  • The Lost Piece of Silver

  • The Importunate Friend

  • The Wicked Husbandman

  • The Unmerciful Servant

  • The Hidden Treasure

  • The Prodigal Son

also, Christ in the House of His Parents (1849-50)

James J. Tissot

Tissot painted many, many events in the Life of Christ. You'll see links to hundreds of his paintings on this and a companion site.




Other artwork collections

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Copyright of artwork. Much, but not all, of the artwork linked to on this site is in the public domain worldwide due to the date of death of its author (if it is was published outside of the U.S. and the author has been dead for over 70 years), or due to its date of publication (if it was first made public in the U.S. before 1923), at least in the United States (see Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.), in Germany, and in many other countries.

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