Comper, Sir Ninian

Ninian Comper, 'Lord in Glory' east window (1950), Southwark Cathedral
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Sir Ninian Comper (1864-1960) was one of the last of the great Gothic Revival architects, his work concentrating on churches and their contents. He is well-known for his stained glass, his use of colour, and his subtle integration of Classical and Gothic styles. He was born in Aberdeen and spent 6 months as an assistant to CE Kempe, before being articled to Bodley & Garner, 1882-87, and then building his independent career. He was knighted in 1950.

Source: Sir Ninian Comper: An Introduction to His Life and Work by Anthony Symondson and Stephen Bucknall, (Spire Books, 2006)