Artist bio

BIOGRAPHY of John R. Mittelstadt I am a life long resident of Michigan and a member of the Lutheran Church. I attended the Art Center School in California, Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, and have a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I have won numerous awards, in both national and local shows, including a first place in CIVA’s “Pray without Ceasing” Competition. I have also self-published books of my Christian art and poetry. My artwork has been displayed in seven different galleries, the Cherokee Heritage Museum in Oklahoma and the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas.


Be Strong in the Lord



Artist Statement

The original artwork is an acrylic and dry marker painting on colored mat board.

How it fits into contest

“Be Strong in the Lord”
by John Mittelstadt

In this Acrylic and Marker Art I have illuminated the words found in Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” The canvas emphasizes that strength, through my conception of a powerful hand thrusting a cross forward. The scene was painted rapidly and forcibly to further intensify the feeling of the great power and action found in the cross. This art is as far from being static, as is the Word of God and the message of the cross.


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How to Purchase this Artwork

The work is a 13 x 20" giclee print and is available for purchased by emailing John Mittelstadt at

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

I am available for commissions. For samples of my art go to or

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