St. Nicholas has been a very popular subject for artists through the centuries. This fine art is now found in galleries, museums and churches. This selection shows some of the many and varied ways he is portrayed.

The thumbnails link to larger images; they are on the original site when available. Do click on that new image, as it often opens an even larger view or offers a zoom option (whether it says so or not). The lower museum link goes to more information or the museum’s home page.

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Saint Nicholas Icons in Russia
Russian site with 136 St. Nicholas icons from thirty-five major Russian museums. Scroll down the list of saints to find Nicholas; primary icon types (e.g. Velikoretsky, Mozhaisk, Zaraysk) are listed separately. After clicking on a category, click on “Icons.”


With grateful appreciation to gallery, museum, and other sites that have graciously given permission to use thumbnail images with links to their sites. Special thanks to the Web Gallery of Art, Fine Arts in Hungary, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Willamette University, Syracuse University Library, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery in London, and the Library of Congress.

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