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Saint Luke

Saint Luke is the patron saint of artists, as well as of doctors and surgeons.

Although he is often shown painting the Virgin Mary, it is more likely that Luke was a doctor rather than an artist.

Saint Luke is associated with Mary because it is only in his gospel that important events in her life, such as the Annunciation, are described.

Follower of Quinten Massys, Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child, about 1520?