Greene & Greene, Masters of Exquisite Stained Glass


The comprehensive design and art style known as the American Arts and Crafts Movement began in the last years of the 19th century and continued rising in popularity until the 1930s. Brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene were two influential American architects, who are considered the “best of the best” of this movement, also known as the American Craftsman Movement. Greene and Greene left an amazing legacy of stained glass artwork in the houses they designed, some of which are considered icons of modern design even to this day.

Along with their stained glass windows and doors, they also designed numerous stained glass chandeliers, light fixtures and lanterns which survive to this day.

This is one of their most well-known stained glass pieces, from one of their most famous architectural masterpieces, The Gamble House. This huge tourist attraction sees upwards of 30,000 visitors each year coming from every corner of the globe.

Stained Glass Design from Greene & Greene

 

Greene & Greene – Architecture as Art

Although Greene and Greene did most of their work in California, that work is today included in museums across the U.S. and in Europe. The American Institute of Architects recognized them in 1952 for creating and contributing to a “new and native architecture”. Here’s another of their most well-known stained glass pieces, courtesy of the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Greene & Greene

To see more of Greene and Greene architecture, furniture and stained glass, take a look on Pinterest.

If you are a long time Greene and Greene aficionado, or are just learning about them now, you might be salivating over the idea of having a piece of Greene and Greene style stained glass in your entryway, your bay window, or perhaps your wine cellar door, but never imagined it was possible.

Well, it is! Scottish Stained Glass does not do reproductions. In other words, we don’t copy existing Greene and Greene designs directly. However, our designers are well versed in their style and use it as inspiration and a springboard to custom make something in the Greene and Greene vein – yet completely original at the same time. Show us your favorite Greene and Greene stained glass, so we can discuss exactly what it is that so appeals to your aesthetic. Is it the rich, deep colors, or the elegant and graceful flow of the natural shapes? Whatever it is, we would be delighted to work with you and design some stunning Arts and Crafts Movement style stained glass for your home or commercial space.

Intrigued? Contact us today. Our designers come to you, for a no cost consultation. They are experts at creating the exact look and style you want.

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