Launch of the Complete Cataloged Works of Stained Glass Artist Patrick Reyntiens
The complete cataloged works of Stained glass artist Patrick Reyntiens compiled by Libby Horner, will be launched at the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, Rutland England LE15 9SQ on November 23rd 2013.
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November 21, 2013 (FPRC) -- Patrick Stained Glass Reyntiens">Reyntiens (87) is an artist of world renown, having made major commissions for churches and cathedrals in the UK (Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Coventry Cathedral) and Washington DC during the course of his working life, so it is a surprise that after some 60 years in the field he has not had someone compile his works in one single volume before now.
The launch of this book, which provides notes and visual references for almost every single one of Patrick’s commissions is a real connoisseur’s find. Libby Horner, the author, was making a film (From Coventry to Cochem) of Patrick Reyntiens’ work in 2010 commissioned by his son John Reyntiens. She began to document the churches and cathedrals in the course of the filming. Subsequently, she realized that there was a real need for someone to take on this work.
The forward to the book has been written by Sir Roy Strong, President of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1973 - 1987). Of the book Sir Roy has said;
“There will be a re-discovery of Reyntiens as an artist of considerable artist in his own right”
Michael Goldmark of the Goldmark Art Gallery, in Uppingham, England, has also contributed to the making of the film by selling Patrick’s smaller and more affordable stained glass works in his gallery. He has a range of small pieces for sale that can be found on his gallery website. Visitors to the launch on the day will have the option of purchasing the book at a super-discounted price and they will receive a free copy of the film.
For those who are more heavy-weight art collectors there is also a website of one-of-a-kind panels made by Reyntiens that are unique and never to be made again. These depict themes such as Greek mythology and the Commedia del’Arté that are favored by Reyntiens. These panels show that stained glass is not always restricted to religious themes and that it is a versatile artistic medium.
Send an email to Edith Reyntiens of George Street Design Ltd
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