Payne, Henry

Henry Payne, west wall (1928), Church of St Martin, Kensal Rise, London.
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

Henry Payne (1868-1940) was a late Pre-Raphaelite artist and craftsman. He established a successful course teaching stained glass work at Birmingham Municipal School of Art in 1901, following a short period of training with Christopher Whall, and as a result he became an influential teacher to a generation of artists and stained glass makers.

His most prestigious commission in stained glass was made in 1929, in memory of the fallen of the British Empire at the French National War Memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette.

He was the father of Edward Payne and the grandfather of Caroline Swash.

Stained Glass Window Makers of Birmingham School of Art by Roy Albutt, 2013
Henry Payne Stained Glass Work at Birmingham School of Art by Roy Albutt on