Howson, Joan

Joan Howson restoration of a James Pearson roundel (1796), Church of St Mary, Battersea, London SW11.
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Joan Howson (1885-1964) was a British stained glass artist of the Arts and Crafts movement. She trained at the Liverpool School of Art before becoming a student and apprentice to Caroline Townshend. They later developed a lifelong partnership creating stained glass works as, Townshend and Howson. Howson continued working under the partnership name following Townshend’s death in 1944, working principally in the repair and restoration of windows.

Source: Women Stained Glass Artists of the Arts and Craft Movement (London Borough of Waltham Forest, libraries and Arts Department, 1985)

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