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w/Public Domain Clip Art

Religious and Bible Illustrations

B/W Bible Illustrations

Color Bible Illustrations




  • The websites listed above are some places to find free and public domain images. Some of the artwork on these websites may be copyrighted, but very many of them are in the public domain and free. Just be sure to check the status of the artwork and read the copyright and licensing information before reusing it in your project. Note that some countries have different copyright protection laws. For example, a work of art may be in the public domain in the US but not in Mexico. 

  • In general, even copyrighted images may be used freely in the U.S. for non-commercial and educational purposes, provided that the image is not altered in any way and that credit is given to the owners or copyright holders by way of attribution. This is in accordance with the "fair use" doctrine of the United States copyright law. There may be other licensing requirements; therefore, it is best to check a website's "Terms of Use" or copyright information before re-using any image from that website in your project.

  • Even if an image is already in the public domain, it is recommended that the source or author of the image be credited to give correct provenance.

  • Some of the artwork displayed on the above websites may contain nudity, so caution is advised.

  • Not all images were created by Catholic artists, although many were made by fellow Christians. Also, some images may not be factually correct. Therefore, discernment is advised.

  • To search for a picture on any website, go to the search box and enter the name of the artist or the title of the artwork. Alternatively, you can search by subject; for example, "The Crucifixion."

  • To use the Google Advanced Image Search, enter a keyword or the name of the artist in the search box. Choose the settings that you like. To get only public domain or free images, set the "usage rights" to Creative Commons licenses.

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