St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas by Chris Duke

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St. Nicholas
Chris Duke
Watercolor
36" x 27"

Years ago I undertook a project to write and illustrate a book about the 4th-century life of Saint Nicholas, who over the centuries came to be known as Santa Claus. While still struggling with the story line, I was so eager to draw that I commenced on a large painting of a famous interlude in his life: the wedding of three sisters.