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A Closer Look at Marc Chagall Stained Glass Around the World

On 16, Apr 2019 | No Comments | In Stained Glass Design & Styles | By Martin Faith

Marc Chagall was a prominent stained glass artisan and influential artist. While Chagall practiced many art forms, his contributions to stained glass, as an art form, were vast. Chagall’s work is distinct for both its subject matter and its unique appearance, and has captivated the attention of individuals around the world for centuries. Today, his work and stained glass windows can be found on multiple continents, including the countries of Jerusalem, Germany, the UK, and the United States. In this article, we’ll examine some of the elements that made Marc Chagall’s stained glass famous as well as his most notable masterpieces.

Marc Chagall Stained Glass: An Overview

March Chagall stained glass is known for both its incredibly beauty and intense subject matter. People are drawn to Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows because of their intense color and the emotional connection they feel when gazing on the figures and subjects painted on the stained glass. Marc Chagall thought intensely about the way that light affected his stained glass and how the stained glass changes depending on the angle, light intensity, and weather outside. Some reoccurring themes in his work include love, war, and religion. Images of musicians and circus people can often be found in his work.

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Famous Chagall Stained Glass Masterpieces

Marc Chagall completed his first major project involving stained glass in the year 1956, when he was about 70 years old. He later went on to produce many notable works, which are renowned today as masterpieces.

Jerusalem Windows
When discussing Marc Chagall stained glass, it’s almost impossible to avoid referring to the Jerusalem Windows. When painting these twelve stained glass windows, Chagall envisioned them as “jewels of translucent fire” that belonged to a crown being offered to the Jewish Queen.

American Windows
Another one of Chagall’s most famous stained glass works can be found in the United States. Chagall created the America Windows for the Art Institute of Chicago as a tribute to the American Bicentennial and America’s commitment to religious freedom.

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Martin Faith is a talented artisan, businessman, and collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. After moving to the United States from Scotland, Martin opened up his own studio which produces custom, handmade stained glass. He and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows for over 12,000 customers of various styles including Art Noveau, Art Deco, Mission, Prairie, Greene & Greene, contemporary, and beveled glass. Martin's areas of expertise range widely and include historic glass preservation, religious stained glass, and restoration. His work adorns the walls of homes, businesses, and churches all throughout the city of Austin and the surrounding area.