Original Saint Javelin painting by Chris Shaw to be exhibited at the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Picture of a painting hanging of a wall depicting Saint Javelin on gold leaf

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is excited to announce the upcoming arrival of Chris Shaw’s Saint Javelin. This popular and moving contemporary painting became an online phenomenon in March 2022 as a symbol for the Ukrainian resistance movement. Mass production and public consumption of images of Christian saints in the environment of war began in WWI, and this unique temporary exhibition will display Saint Javelin in the context of historical prints from the National WWI Museum and Memorial’s collection.

The painting by Chris Shaw, and on loan from Christian Borys, will be exhibited at the Museum and Memorial from October through February 2023.

Learn more about Saint Javelin and religious icons in WWI