Atelier Simon-Marq formerly Atelier Jacques Simon
Founded by Pierre Simon in the mid-seventeenth century, this is one of the oldest companies in France. It gained a new lease of life in 1957 when Brigitte Simon and her husband Charles Marq began to pave the way for a new vision, not only for their business but also for the art world. They were the first people in France to promote the great painters of the time, commissioning them to create stained glass windows in civil and religious buildings. The work of Charles Marq in interpreting the designs of Marc Chagall and others echoes the collaboration of John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens in Britain.