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Transept windows by C. Connick

Transept windows by C. Connick

"Largely ignored until the 19th century, medieval-style glass was revived in England and made its way to America. Its first great American champion was Charles Connick of Boston (1875-1945) whose profound understanding of the complex relationship of light, color, design, and location of a window have never been surpassed. Grace Cathedral has 32 Connick windows or window groups, dating from 1930 to a 1966 window by Connick Studios. Following in his footsteps was Henry Lee Willet of Philadelphia, and Grace Cathedral has seven more modern-style Willet windows by Willet designer Marguerite Gaudin. A third artist, Mark Adams of San Francisco, has also fashioned a cathedral window. A fourth artist, Narcissus Quagliata, created Grace Cathedral's last window (2000), a fused glass work showing our galaxy within a human silhouette.

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