Father McGivney Gallery

Father Michael J. McGivney by John J. Tierney

Father Michael J. McGivney

Charcoal on paper drawing by John J. Tierney, 1880
Salvatore J. Santopietro Collection

The drawing, signed “Tierney,” was dated 1880, just three years after Michael J. McGivney’s ordination to the priesthood and two years before the Knights of Columbus was fully incorporated.

The artwork is attributed to John J. Tierney, a New Haven photographer, later pencil artist and member of St. Mary’s Church. Tierney completed several other drawings of Father McGivney in addition to the photos for which he posed.