June 12, 2007

Johan Thorn-Prikker Video

Even though Johan Thorn Prikker (1869-1932) is widely regarded as one of the most influential stained glass artists of the last 100 years because of his influence on post WWII German stained glass artists from Georg Meistermann to Johannes Schreiter, it has always been difficult to find examples of his work. There are no books available I'm aware of (in the USA or in english at least) that catalog his work. Even on the web, there are just a smattering of images. There is virtually nothing at the English Wikipedia entry for Johan Thorn Prikker and only slightly more at the German Wikipedia entry for Johan Thorn Prikker.

So, this video contains more work of Thorn Prikker than I've ever seen before - with, alas, no information about the windows.

Up until now, I've been more interested in Thorn Prikker's Symbolist work than in his stained glass, but I'd only seen his more starkly minimalist stained glass. This video suggests to me that some of the Symbolist and Art Nouveau influences were in the stained glass as well, at least the earlier stained glass.

video from Stained Glass Elements, associated with the Dutch stained glass artist, Frans de Heer

Posted by Tom at June 12, 2007 02:37 AM