Idwal Brian Bessant (1939-)

Brian Bessant was educated at Cardiff College of Art (NDD 1961; ATD 1962) and later at St Michael's College, Llandaff (Dip.Th.1968). As an Anglican priest he served parishes in Glamorgan, Breconshire and Cyprus (1980-83), where he became particularly interested in the theology and writing of icons. On returning to Wales, he became a noted icon painter. Examples of his work can be found in churches in south Wales including Brecon Cathedral and St Mary's, Swansea.

Further reading

Martin Crampin and John Morgan-Guy, Imaging the Bible in Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), Reproduction and Tradition: The Orthodox World.

Brian Bessant, Interview with Brian Bessant (Talgarth: 2 July 2007).



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 The Sign of the Theotokos The Sign of the Theotokos
artist: Idwal Brian Bessant
Church of St Mary, Monmouth, Monmouthshire
nave
  St John the Baptist St John the Baptist
artist: Idwal Brian Bessant
Church of St John the Baptist, Buckholt, Monmouthshire
nave
  Anastasis Anastasis
artist: Idwal Brian Bessant
1992
Church of St Edmund, Crickhowell, Powys
south aisle
  Christ Pantocrator Christ Pantocrator
artist (after): Idwal Brian Bessant
about 2000
Church of St Mary, Swansea
  Virgin and Child Virgin and Child
artist: Idwal Brian Bessant
about 2000
Church of St Mary, Swansea
Trinity Chapel




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