Breidfjörd, Leifur

Leifur Breidfjörd, west window / Robert Burns Memorial window (1985), St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Leifur Breidfjörd (b.1945) trained in stained glass at Reykjavik College of Arts and Crafts, and then at Edinburgh College of Art under the tutelage of Sax Shaw. He also had two periods at Burleighfield House, England with Patrick Reyntiens in 1973 and 1975.

He has worked in his stained glass studio in Reykjavik since 1968 where he has done most of his works. Some of the larger stained glass works are made in stained glass studios in Germany. He has exhibited paintings, watercolours, pastels and sculptures as well as stained glass during those years. He is married to textile artist Sigridur Johannsdottir.

Source: Leifur Breidfjörd website

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