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Charles J. Connick: His Education and His Windows in and near Pittsburgh




Albert M. Tannler

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2008

When Charles Connick (1875-1945) died, The New York Times reported that he was “considered the world’s greatest contemporary craftsman in stained glass.” Connick spent 22 of his first 32 years living in Pittsburgh, and it was here that he learned and first practiced the art and craft of stained glass window design and fabrication. In 1909 he settled permanently in the Boston area, living and working there until his death.

Drawing upon archival and published materials in Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., the book explores in depth Connick’s years of apprenticeship, and documents windows Connick designed and made between 1911 and 1941 in ten landmark buildings in southwestern Pennsylvania. Previously unpublished photographs of Connick and his early work, as well as new information concerning his career and craft, are included.

“The book is very well written and edited, and superbly illustrated, with an exterior image of each building, address, architect etc. and its relevant windows.”

–Rolf Achilles, Curator, Smith Stained Glass Museum, Chicago

  • 176 pages, soft cover; 5 3/4″ x 9″
  • 116 illustrations (84 color; 32 b/w)
  • ISBN 978-0-9788284-3-1
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