Grant, Marion

Marion Grant and Lowndes & Drury, South aisle (1947), Church of St Aidan, Hartlepool, Co Durham.
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Dorothy Marion Grant FMGP (1912-1988) studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts before being apprenticed to Francis Spear. She also undertook work for Martin Travers, designing drapery for some of his figures. As an independent artist she used the facilities at Lowndes & Drury.

Source:  Victoria and Albert Museum: Archive of Art and Design – D. Marion Grant, stained glass artist and designer, papers , 1939-1997


Marion Grant and the Worshipful Company of Glaziers

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers first appears in written records in 1364-65 during the reign of Edward III, when the emphasis was on the protection of the personal economic welfare of Glaziers. However, in recent times the focus has shifted to the preservation of the heritage of stained glass and to the support of education in architectural glass art, design and conservation.

In 1932 the Company launched an annual competition for young artists, which from 1972 operated under the banner of the Stevens Competition. The competition provided an opportunity for aspiring architectural glass artists, designers, and craftsmen to compete in a format which simulated the process typically undertaken in order to obtain a commercial commission.

Marion Grant was a prize winner in 1934-35 and 1937-38.


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