Saying goodbye to this San Antonio icon and artist is so hard. Brother Cletus died yesterday. Cletus Behlmann, S.M., a Marianist Brother, taught for 19 years before arriving in San Antonio to become a full time artist. He settled in San Antonio in 1977 and began operating the St. Mary’s University Art Center.
He captured the heart of the city in his painting and in his personal life with his affable, self-effacing wit and generous spirit. Those of us who were lucky enough to know him were blessed, but his work speaks to everybody through joyous color and dancing line.
Thank you, Brother Cletus, for sharing your life and art with us – we will miss you so much, but we know where you live. 🙂
He was so joyful and,talented and shared his love of life with all.
His work is wonderful…full of insight, life, and his spirituality…
This is so sad. He was such a wonderful painter. His work just celebrated life and color.
No one says it better. Thank you, Lyn.
A beautiful tribute to a friend. Thanks for sharing his work and what he means to you. Good to know where he is:) Laura
Lyn, You have said so much in just a few words about this wonderful man. His joy of life shows in all the paintings. I told him we would be looking for different colors in the sky. He has left us his joy in his works.
He cast his colorful net and drew us all into his joyous celebration.
I am blessed and delighted about the Brother Cletus stories and tributes. Weren’t we all lucky to have had him in our lives?