Ingrand, Max

walwyn Fri, 02/18/2011 - 22:17
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Life of Saint Joan of Arc, Rouen Cathedral, Max Ingrand


[no-glossary]Max Ingrand[/no-glossary] was a major French stained glass artist of the second half of the 20th century, and awarded the French Legion of Honour. He was Born in Bressuire on 20 December 1908, and spent part of his childhood in Chartres. A student of Jacques Gruber at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.


He was commissioned to design stained glass windows for a number of French Cathedrals, including the 43 stained glass windows for the Le Mans Cathedral of Notre-Dame du Pré, which he designed between 1948 and 1952. Other church commisions include the cathedrals in Washington and Quebec. In 1954 he also designed a number of windows for the Château de Chenonceau. In 1954 he became the Art Director of the Italian company FontanaArte, where he worked for 13 years, designing a number of table lamps, some of which have become classics and are are still being produced today.


He died in Paris on 25 August 1969.