The Marian Library is currently holding a retrospective of the artwork of the late deacon and UD alumnus, Ned Ostendorf. It includes “hidden image” paintings, paintings and drawings of many Biblical figures, and illustrations of various kinds. He made his living as a professional artist and illustrator, often of Catholic material. Later in life he was ordained a deacon and served at various parishes, as well as acting as a prison chaplain.

One of his brothers was also a commercial artist: Lloyd Ostendorf, well known as a Lincoln collector and Catholic comics writer, penciller, and inker. He died back in 2000.