Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955)

Irish stained glass artist. Wilhelmina Geddes trained at Belfast School of Art and the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin. She was a member of the artist's co=operative of An Túr Gloine, established by Sarah Purser in Dublin, from 1911–22. In 1925 she established a studio in London at the Glass House, London. Her last major work was her west window of the Church of St Peter, Lampeter, installed in 1946. IN er obituary, she was described by her friend Joan Howson as 'the finest stained glass artist of our time'.

Further reading

Peter Cormack, Arts and Crafts Stained Glass (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015), pp. 122–3, 289, 293–5 and further references.

Nicola Gordon Bowe, Conflict and Resistance: heroic images of Modernism in the stained glass art of Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955) (Lampeter: 2006).

Nicola Gordon Bowe, 'Interpreting the Bible through Painted Glass: The Harry Clarke Studios and Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955)' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 204-215.

Joan Howson, 'Obituary: Wilhelmina Geddes' Journal of the British Society of Master Glass-Painters, vol. xii, no. 1 (1955-6), 69-70.

Nicola Gordon Bowe, Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015).

Peter Cormack, Women Stained Glass Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement (London: London Borough of Waltham Forest, 1985), pp. 19–23.




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