William Aikman (1868-1959)Stained glass artist. William Aikman was born in Edinburgh and was an apprentice with Ballantine and Son. He moved to London in 1892 and designed windows for James Powell & Sons, working on commissions with William Richmond and J.W. Brown. Aikman left Powell's to set up his own studio in 1913. He taught at Camberwell School of Art after the First World War. William Aikman was a founder member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters in 1921, serving on its council. Windows by other artists were also made at his studio.
Peter Cormack, Arts and Crafts Stained Glass (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2015), pp. 71–2.
Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 2.
Alan Brooks and Peter Cormack, 'The Artists of the Glass House' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xli (2017), 15.
Barrie Armstrong and Wendy Armstrong, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North West of England: A Handbook (Wetherby: Oblong, 2005), p. 210.
Arthur E. Buss, 'William Aikman' Journal of the British Society of Master Glass-Painters, vol. xiii, no. 1 (1959-60), 364-5.
| Christ in Majesty with Angels |
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: William Aikman
1904Church of St Mary, Margam, Neath Port Talbot
east wall of the chancel
| St George and St David with the Crown of Life |
firm/studio: William Aikman
1921Church of St Pedrog, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd
south wall of the nave
| The Risen Christ with the Symbols of the Four Evangelists |
artist: William Aikman
1939Church of St Grwst, Llanrwst, Conwy
north wall of north aisle
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