Lowndes & Drury and Post-War Stained Glass
Thursday 6 October 2016, 7pm for 7.15pm start
Founded in 1897, the London firm of Lowndes & Drury played a vital role in 20th Century stained glass in this country. From the surviving archives, at least 150 artists had their work made at its premises. Its well-known contribution was to the Arts & Crafts movement, but this lecture, after describing the early history of the firm, will focus on modern English work as it emerged via the studios of Lowndes & Drury in the post-war period.
Alan Brooks has carried out much research into 19th and 20th century stained glass. In 2012 he published The Stained Glass of Francis Spear which was the first study of Spear’s stained glass work. Since, he has been carrying out research into the many artists and craftsmen who worked at the Lowndes & Drury studios in Fulham, also known as the ‘Glass House’