Holy Trinity Church, Coleford, Somerset
AddressHoly Trinity Church, Church Street, Coleford, Somerset, BA3 5NG
HighlightNave south wall window, eastern most bay on the theme of King Saul and David
Artist, maker and dateKeith New, 1958
Reason for highlighting
This exciting window depicting Saul attempting to slay David, shows New at his emphatic painterly best.
It is a lesson in the translation of the work of Art into glass with no loss of energy – in fact gaining a new dynamic. The mark-making in the original charcoal drawing is translated with verve and assurance.
A real treat for connoisseur and student alike.
Keith New (1926-2012) was a pioneering British modernist stained glass artist. His career was launched by the 1952 Royal College of Art commission to design the windows for Coventry Cathedral. He is widely recognised as a skilful colourist and innovator in stained glass, particularly in glass appliqué
Source: Keith New, British Modernist in Stained Glass by Diana Coulter and Robert Smith (Sansom & Company, 2018)