Although Iconography in it's truest sense does not focus on the artist there have been exceptional iconographers who have been recognized for their inspired and insightful representations of the mysteries of the Faith.
First and foremost is St. Luke the Evangelist who became the first iconographer when he depicted the first image of the Theotokos or Mother of God. He is considered to be the Patron Saint of iconographers.
Andrew J. Bobik, Jr. was born in 1965 and was raised in and has been active in the life of the Byzantine church. His love for the church and interest in art led him to the study of iconography. After much study of the ancient canons and writings regarding iconography, and observing iconographers at work, he chose to begin the journey of writing icons himself.
Since 1997 he has been writing icons both for churches and for individuals. His icons are in several churches in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado, California and Ohio as well as in several private collections. In the brief period of time since beginning, he has written over 300 icons. His work is done in acrylics and he has utilized both canvas and wood for the various projects. He has also used his woodworking skills to build icon screens, altars, service tables, and various other liturgical items for churches.
Andrew currently resides
in Southington, CT with his wife