MATTHEW ALDERMANis a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s distinguished classical design program and a noted expert and frequent speaker on traditional liturgical planning, church furnishing design and sacred art. Recently, he completed designs for an extensive range of furnishings, including a forty-foot-tall altarpiece, for the historic restored Catholic proto-cathedral of Vladivostok, Russia.
He is the illustrator of the Liturgical Training Publications edition of the new English-language Roman Missal and is also serving as a classical design consultant for the proposed St. Paul University Catholic Center in Madison, Wisconsin, with RDG Design and Planning as the architect of record. His designs, writing and original illustrations have been featured in such publications as Sacred Architecture, First Things, Antiphon: A Journal of Liturgical Renewal, The Living Church, and many others, while his original illustrations are in collections from California to Austria.
Gallery: Listers, to view the images simply click the thumbnail to enlarge and click the right side of the graphic to scroll through. The description of each design can be found at the bottom of the viewer. However, there are a view items of note. The stained-glass panel of St. Cecilia was produced by Lightworks Stained Glass, Lancashire, England off an original design by Matthew Alderman. The depictions of Our Lady, St. Luke, and Christ Pantocrator were created for the Harper Collins UK pew editions of the Sunday and Weekday Missals, Third Edition. The images of St. Peter and the Assumption were created for the altar edition of the Roman Missal, Third Edition by Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago.
Store: Like what you see? Matthew Alderman Studios has an online store. You can order prints, letters and even iPhone cases with these designs and more. Please visit: Matthew Alderman Studios Store.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel with SS. Teresa of Jesus and Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. 2010. Private Collection, Wisconsin.
The Assumption. Illustration for the Liturgy Training Publications Edition of the Revised Roman Missal, 2011.
SS. Peter and Paul. Illustration for the Liturgy Training Publications Edition of the Revised Roman Missal, 2011.
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S. Cecilia of Rome. Stained Glass window by Lightworks Stained Glass, Lancashire, United Kingdom, from a design by Matthew Alderman. 2011.
S. Lydia the Dealer in Purple Cloth. Private Collection, New Hampshire, 2010.
St. S. Anthony of Padua. Private Collection, Japan. 2011.
Our Lady of Ransom bestowing the scapular on S. Peter Nolasco. Private Collection, Spain. 2011.
S. Luke the Evangelist (Incipit Page for Year C Readings). Illustration for the HarperCollins (United Kingdom) Sunday Missal. 2011.
Our Lady of the Sign (Incipit Page for Holy Days, Feast of the Lord and Solemnities). Illustration for the HarperCollins (United Kingdom) Sunday Missal. 2011.
The Virgin and Child with SS. Julie Billiart and John Neumann. 2011. Private Collection, Massachusetts.
Sancta Lucia. 2008. Private Collection, Iowa.
SS. Peter and Paul presenting Plato and Aristotle to Faith and Reason
SS. Louise de Marillac, Joan of Arc, and Francis de Sales with Christ as the Lord of Hosts. 2009-2010. Private Collection, Wisconsin.
The Crucifixion with S. John, the Virgin and the Three Maries. Illustration for a Privately-Printed Missal. 2010. Private Collection, New York City.
The Servant of God Frederic Ireneus Baraga, First Bishop of Sault Saint Marie. 2009. Private Collection, Michigan.
Header: SS. Peter and Paul presenting Plato and Aristotle to Faith and Reason
Glory to God in the Highest. Christmas card design. 2011.
Christ in Majesty (Incipit Page of the Order of Mass). Illustration for the HarperCollins (United Kingdom) Sunday Missal. 2011.
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