Younger, Alan

Alan Younger, south nave window (c.1992), Chester Cathedral
Photo: Peter Hildebrand

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.

Source: Alan Younger’s obituary in The Independent


Alan Younger and the Worshipful Company of Glaziers

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers was founded in 1328 and remains dedicated to the art and craft of stained glass. In recent times the emphasis has moved from the protection of the personal economic welfare of Glaziers to the preservation of the heritage of stained glass and the support of continuing high standards.

A key part of this work has been the annual competition for young artists, which began in 1932 and which, since 1982, has operated under the banner of the Stevens Competition, the premier competition for stained glass artists in the UK.

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.