Child, Alfred Ernest (A. E.)
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Alfred Ernest Child (1875-1939) was born in London but became a major figure in the development of twentieth century Irish stained glass. As a teacher at the School of Art he was responsible for instructing a generation of Irish stained glass artists, including Harry Clarke, Michael Healy and Wilhelmina Geddes. His teaching principals, his design philosophy and visual aesthetic were all closely derived from his mentor, Christopher Whall.
Source: Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass, revised new edition, edited by Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne (Irish Academic Press, 2021)