The Diocese of Tyler, Texas, and the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization have inaugurated a visual arts restricted fund that will enable the bishop, His Excellency Joseph Strickland, to enhance the teaching of the Catholic faith by emphasizing the importance of the fine arts.
Through parish projects and an art fellowship, the bishop will offer East Texas Catholics an opportunity to learn about the historic role great art has played in building authentic Christian culture and bringing souls to Christ. As the first recipient of the Stabat Mater Art Fellowship, Tyler Catholic artist Robert Puschautz, formerly of Chicago, will produce a certain number of paintings for the diocese and will also conduct workshops on sacred art and faith through the St. Philip Institute.
Click here to see a brief video of Mr. Puschautz working on a new painting of the Immaculate Conception that will eventually be installed in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler.
Mr. Puschautz has already contributed two beautiful paintings, "Madonna of the Roses" and a master copy of Bouguereau's "Pieta," to the Redemptoris Mater Chapel of the John Paul II Campus Ministry at The University of Texas at Tyler.
In the coming weeks, more information about Robert Puschautz and the Stabat Mater Art Fellowship will be available at stphilipinstitute.org. If you are interested in supporting the Bishop's Art Fund and the Stabat Mater Art Fellowship, please contact Killian Beeler (firstname.lastname@example.org, 903.283.2401).
For more information about the artist Robert Puschautz, visit his website here: https://robertpuschautz.weebly.com/sacred-and-religious-art.html.
Robert Puschautz, Madonna of the Roses, Redemptoris Mater Chapel of the John Paul II Campus Ministry, The University of Texas
Robert Puschautz, Madonna and Child (master copy of the work by Marianne Stokes)
Robert Puschautz, master copy of Bouguereau's "Pieta," Redemptoris Mater Chapel of the John Paul II Campus Ministry, The University of Texas at Tyler