Daniel Mitsui

Daniel Mitsui is a Japanese artist who specialized in ink drawings. His incredibly detailed masterpieces, which he fashioned entirely by hand on paper or vellum, are in collections all around the world. He has devoted the majority of his paintings to religious themes since his baptism into the Catholic Church in 2004. Mitsui studied drawing, oil painting, etching, lithography, wood carving, bookbinding, and film animation at Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 2004. In 2011, Mitsui was commissioned by the Vatican to illustrate a new version of the Roman Pontifical.

Millefleur Press, his imprint for printing beautiful books and broadsides of his artwork and typography, was founded in 2012. He is a well-known custom bookplate designer. The Mysteries of the Rosary and The Saints, both published by Ave Maria Publishing, are his other adult coloring books. Mitsui has recently begun work on the Summula Pictoria, an iconographic summary of the Old and New Testaments that he estimates will take him more than a decade to finish.

Mitsui resides in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, and their four children. He was born in Georgia and raised in Illinois.