Artist Daniel Mitsui specializes in ink drawing. His meticulously detailed creations—created entirely by hand on paper or vellum—are held in collections worldwide. Since his baptism into the Catholic Church in 2004, he has focused most of his art on religious subjects.
Mitsui is a 2004 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he studied drawing, oil painting, etching, lithography, wood carving, bookbinding, and film animation.
The Vatican commissioned Mitsui to illustrate a new edition of the Roman Pontifical in 2011. In 2012, he established Millefleur Press, an imprint for publishing fine books and broadsides of his artwork and typography. He is a prolific designer of custom bookplates. He has two other adult coloring books with Ave Maria Press, The Mysteries of the Rosary and The Saints. Mitsui recently began research on what he calls the Summula Pictoria, an iconographic summary of the Old and New Testaments—a project that will ultimately take him more than a decade to complete.
Born in Georgia and raised in Illinois, Mitsui lives in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, and their four children.