Alan Christopher Wyrill Younger (1933–2004) was born in London and worked with successively, Carl Edwards and Lawrence Lee before combining teaching with his own work. A fine colourist and advocate of the glories of stained glass, his work is found in many British cathedrals, including the great rose window at St Albans and the Henry VII Chapel at Westminster Abbey, along with many churches throughout the country.
Alan Younger 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.
Alan Younger won awards from the Company in 1957-58, 1958-59, 1960-61 and 1961-62, and subsequently went on to act as a Stevens Competition judge between 1972 and 1984.