Artist: Harry Marinsky
Dates: b.1909, London, England
About St. Francis of Assisi
Marinsky’s St. Francis stands surrounded by children, with his arms in the air, freeing birds into the sky. St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, is recognized by his emaciated appearance with the stigmata on his hands, feet, and chest. He is typically represented barefoot, wearing a dark habit, with a tonsure and a short beard. Symbolic elements commonly associated with St. Francis are animals, a book, crucifix, lily, and skull.
M. Habig, ed.: St Francis of Assisi: Writings and Early Biographies: English Omnibus of the Sources for the Life of St Francis (Chicago, 1973)