John August Swanson’s serigraph and lithograph art have the power to deepen faith and truly inspire those who have seen his creations, which are in hospitals, churches, seminaries, universities, and museums around the world as well as in the Vatican. In 2005, John was one of 33 inaugural recipients (including Pope John Paul II, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and President Jimmy Carter) of the Mother Teresa Award for achievements that beautify the world.