Born to parents, and possibly a slave. One of the earliest . Physician , studying in Antioch and Tarsus. Probably travelled as a ship's doctor; many charitable societies of physicians are named for him. Legend has that he was also a painter who may have done portraits of Jesus and Mary , but none have ever been correctly or definitively attributed to him; this story, and the inspiration his Gospel has always given, led to his patronage of them. Patrone saint.artists, bachelors, book binders, brewers, butchers , doctors ,glass makers, glassworkers,gold workers, goldsmiths , Hermersdorf, Germany , lacemakers, lace workers, notaries,painters ,physicians, sculptors ; stained glass workers , surgeons ,unmarried men. This Life-sized Saint Luke is made of bonded Carrara Marble is wonderful for indoor and outdoor use.Imported from Italy.These sculptures are imported from Italy and regular shipping transport can vary to 2- 6 months for delivery, this does come by ship. If needed for a desired date or faster delivery, please call our customer service for air freight shipping cost for faster delivery toll free at 1-877-675-2634. Statue.com looks forward to your inquires and will be happy to give shipping quotes for air freight.