As it Began to Dawn.
 Wesley, Frank, 1923-2002

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Title:As it Began to Dawn
Notes:Wesley was born in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh into a fifth generation Christian family of Hindu and Muslim descent. He belongs to the Lucknow school of painting. His paintings reflect this influence and that of the Chughtai school of painting that flourished in India at the turn of the century. Wesley made art based on both biblical and secular themes. He used water colours, oil paintings, miniatures and wooden carvings.

Wesley's painting "Blue Madonna" was used for the first UNICEF Christmas card, while five of his paintings were exhibited at the 1950 Holy Year Exhibition in the Vatican. He is also known for designing the funeral urn for Mahatma Gandhi's ashes.
Artist:Wesley, Frank, 1923-2002

Scripture:Matthew 28:1-10
Person as Subject:Mary Magdalene (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:ARess
General Subject:Empty Tomb
Resurrection of Jesus
Culture: Indian

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Copyright Source:Estate of Frank Wesley,
Copyright Permission:The artist has granted permission for the non-commercial use of this image with attribution. The artist must be contacted for other uses.
Attribution:Wesley, Frank, 1923-2002. As it Began to Dawn, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved September 22, 2023]. Original source: Estate of Frank Wesley,
Record Number:59235 Last Updated: 2022-06-27 12:15:16 Record Created: 2021-12-23 06:28:06
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition