Christopher Whall (1849-1924)

Leading designer of stained glass windows. Christopher Whitworth Whall was the son of a clergyman and grew up in Thurning, Huntingdonshire. He studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools in London under Frederick Leighton but in the later 1880s decided to learn the processes of making stained glass. He designed for James Powell & Sons but was frustrated by the lack of control over the completed windows. In the field of stained glass he had a profound effect as a practitioner, teacher (at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London) and writer (his book Stained Glass Work, published in 1905, remains profoundly influential to this day).

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Further reading

Peter Cormack, 'Whall, Christopher Whitworth (1849–1924)' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007 (online edition)).

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  St Christopher Window St Christopher Window
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Christopher Whall
Church of St Seiriol, Penmaenmawr, Conwy
north wall of the Lady Chapel
  Christ with Children Christ with Children
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
designer: Christopher Whall
Church of St Cynfarch and St Mary, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire
south wall
  St Michael and St George St Michael and St George
artist: Christopher Whall
about 1914
Church of All Saints, Glasbury, Powys
north wall of the nave
  War Memorial Window War Memorial Window
artist: Christopher Whall
about 1917
Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff
south wall

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