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Frederick W. Cole (1908–1998)


Stained glass designer. Frederick W. Cole designed for William Morris & Co. of Westminster in the 1930s, having joined as an apprentice in 1926. He became their chief designer after the war, when he was invited to re-establish the firm and train new staff. After the firm closed in 1958 he designed for Wippell & Co. until 1961, and then ran his own studio in Fulham until 1971. Cole continued to design windows for Wippell's during and after this period. He designed for Rohlf Studios of Mount Vernon, New York from 1985 until his death.

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  Crossing the Red Sea Crossing the Red Sea
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
designer: Frederick W. Cole
1956
St Davids Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
west end of the south aisle (baptistry)
  Symbols from Revelation Symbols from Revelation
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
designer: Frederick W. Cole
1956
St Davids Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
west wall of the north aisle
  The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi and Scenes from the Early Life of Christ The Adoration of the Shepherds and the Magi and Scenes from the Early Life of Christ
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
designer: Frederick W. Cole
1957
Church of St Mary, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
north wall of the north transept
  Christ Calming the Storm with St Seiriol and St Cybi Christ Calming the Storm with St Seiriol and St Cybi
artist: Frederick W. Cole
1969
Church of St Seiriol, Penmon, Anglesey
north wall of the chancel
image not available St Francis
artist: Frederick W. Cole
1969
Church of St Illtyd, Oxwich, Swansea
south wall
  Memorial Window Memorial Window
artist: Frederick W. Cole
about 1973
Church of St Paul, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
south wall of the south aisle
Further reading

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 30.

Alan Brooks and Peter Cormack, 'The Artists of the Glass House' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xli (2017), 19.





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