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Encyclopedia > Gabriel Loire
Joan of Arc by Gabriel Loire (1951), Church of St. Walberge, Xertigny, France.
Christ in Triumph over Darkness and Evil (1982), St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa, in memory of Earl Mountbatten.

Gabriel Loire (1904-Dec 25, 1996) was a French stained glass artist of the twentieth century whose extensive works, portraying various persons or historical scenes, appear in many venues around the world. He founded the Loire Studio in Chartres, France which continues to produce stained glass windows. Loire was a leader in the modern use of "slab glass" which is much thicker and stronger than the stained glass technique of the Middle Ages. The figures in his windows are mostly Impressionistic in style.[1] It has been suggested that Name of Joan of Arc be merged into this article or section. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (June 25, 1900 – August 27, 1979) was a British admiral and statesman and an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Strictly speaking, stained glass is glass that has been painted with silver stain and then fired. ... Chartres is a city of France, préfecture (capital) of the Eure-et-Loir département. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Impressionism was a 19th century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists, who began exhibiting their art publicly in the 1860s. ...

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His life

Loire was born in Angers, France in 1904. After completing his schooling in Angers in 1926, he went to a stained glass workshop in Chartres, France. In 1946, he founded his own stained glass studio there, which continues under the direction of his son Jacques Loire and grandsons.[2] Maison dAdam, House of Adam, the oldest house of Angers. ... Chartres is a town and commune of France, préfecture (capital) of the Eure-et-Loir département. ...


He died on Christmas Day, December 25, 1996, shortly after finishing a design for a new window.[1] December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


His works in stained glass

Loire often expressed the view, "La paix donne la joie" ("Peace gives joy") and particularly liked working with shades of blue, which he said represented to him the color of peace.[1] His stained glass artistry, blending modern and traditional elements, attained wide acceptance, as indicated by the considerable output of the Loire Studio displayed around the world. In addition to more than 450 installations in France, Loire's works are found in Great Britain, Germany, South Africa, Japan, Chili, and the United States of America. Chili (also spelled Chilli) may refer to: Chili pepper, the fruit and plant of any one of several hot species of the genus Capsicum Chili con carne or Chili sin carne, a spicy stew-like dish traditionally made with chili peppers and beef Cincinnati style chili Chili powder, a spice...


Some of his important commissions were for churches rebuilt after destruction in World War II, in particular the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche) in Berlin, Germany (1960) and the Church of St. Walberge, Xertigny, Lorraine, France (1951-1952). Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Old and new parts Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church around 1900 The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche) is located in Berlin at the Kurfürstendamm. ... Location of Berlin within Germany / EU Coordinates Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country NUTS Region DE3 City subdivisions 12 boroughs Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit (SPD) Governing parties SPD / Left. ... (Région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Metz Regional President Jean-Pierre Masseret (PS) (since 2004) Departments Meurthe-et-Moselle Meuse Moselle Vosges Arrondissements 19 Cantons 157 Communes 2,337 Statistics Land area1 23,547 km² Population (Ranked 11th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ...


His celebrated Christ in Triumph over Darkness and Evil was dedicated in 1982 at St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, in memory of British war hero Earl Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India.[3] City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (June 25, 1900 – August 27, 1979) was a British admiral and statesman and an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... A viceroy is a royal official who governs a country or province in the name of and as representative of the monarch. ...


Other notable works include Loire's stained glass windows designed in 1980 for Salisbury Cathedral in England and in 1967 for Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.
Salisbury Cathedral in the early morning light. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Grace Cathedral Grace Cathedral is an episcopal cathedral located on Nob Hill in San Francisco, California. ...


Gallery of Gabriel Loire's works

References

  1. ^ a b c Margaret Ann Cox, "Loire Studio – a French Connection", Just Words, November, 2006.
  2. ^ Véronique and Xavier Debendère, Gabriel Loire, L’œuvre d’une vie. Paris: Somogy, 2005 (ISBN 2 85056 8503).
  3. ^ The Great West Window of St. Georges Cathedral

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