Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

Makers Marks by Joseph E Nuttgens

Joseph E. Nuttgens was born in 1892, son of a German father and English mother who moved to London in 1895. J. E. Nuttgens developed a talent for drawing from a young age, however, being born in Germany, he was interned during the 1st World War and this interfered with his training and his ambition to become a portrait artist. His entry into the world of stained glass happened by chance, his drawings being seen by Arthur Orr, a stained glass artist living in Harrow, to whom he became assistant. His early influence was Burne-Jones, Christopher Whall and, at the London Central School of Art, Karl Parsons; a later influence being Eric Gill who was his neighbour. He was an idealist, a countryman, father of twelve children, and though vested in traditional ways, developed a strong individual style. He designed many stained glass windows all over the UK and what was, at that time, the British Empire. He continued to work in his studio until he died, aged ninety, in 1982. His son, Joseph Ambrose Nuttgens re-established his studio, after his father's death. ©

6 Windows, listed in Church Order

Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Details Nave S (E2) St Teresa (RC) in Beaconsfield, New Joseph E Nuttgens
Details N aisle E St Mary Magdalene in Great Hampden 1946 Joseph E Nuttgens
Details Nave N St Peter in Ilmer 1933 Joseph E Nuttgens
Details Vestry N Dedication unknown in Little Hampden Joseph E Nuttgens
Details Nave N St Mary in Radnage 1978 Joseph E Nuttgens
Details S aisle S (E2) St Ethelbert (RC) in Slough Joseph E Nuttgens

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