Shaw, Sax Roland

Sax Shaw, detail of St Helena (1979), Church of St Mary Haddington, East Lothian.
Photo: Church of St Mary, Haddington

Sax Roland Shaw (1916-2000) was born in Yorkshire and studied at Huddersfield College of Art, before moving on to Edinburgh College of Art and settling permanently in Scotland. There he would become one of its most influential postwar artists. A maverick talent of exuberant gifts, Shaw designed stained-glass windows which light churches all over Scotland; dragged British tapestry into the modern era at the Dovecot Studios, and became a cherished mentor to generations of students at Edinburgh and Glasgow schools of art.

Source: Obituary by Ninian Dunnett, The Scotsman and quoted on

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