Catherine of Bologna
Formally canonized in 1712 as the patron saint of artists, Catherine of Bologna was a nun, writer, and mystic as well as an artist. Many of Saint Catherine’s works were done in the pages of her personal breviary, alongside the Catholic scripture. She drew saints, scenes from the Bible of Jesus, and took inspiration from needlework and devotional prints. Along with these smaller-scale drawings, a number of religious panel paintings and manuscripts are attributed to her.