Holy City at The Washington National Cathedral

Created by Brian Whelan for the Cathedral, Holy City is a series of nine paintings representing the three Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. When displayed together, the panels create a work of art 9 x 12 feet.  The work will be displayed at The Cathedral from September 2016 to January 2017.  In this short video produced by the Cathedral, Brian talks about the inspirations for the work.

Go to Forthcoming Exhibitions for more information including details of the Reception on September 15th 2016 or download the press release here.

“It’s as if a medieval stone mason had been given a box of paints.”
Brother Vaughan, Society of St. Francis

“Looking at a Whelan painting is like looking at a stained glass window, through the eyes of Bart Simpson.”
Writer and critic Steven Martin

“...celebrated Irish artist...”
Charlie Minter, British and Irish Specialist, Sotheby’s

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