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John Petts (1914-1991)


Artist and designer working in a variety of media. From the 1960s he designed and made stained glass for places of worship in Wales and beyond. Archives for the artist are held at the National Library of Wales.

For a full biography and bibliography see the Dictionary of Welsh Biography.



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  King David King David
artist: John Petts
1960
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
  St George Fighting the Dragon St George Fighting the Dragon
artist: John Petts
1965
Church of St Mary, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the chancel
  St George Fighting the Dragon St George Fighting the Dragon
artist: John Petts
1965
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
  St Michael Overcoming Satan St Michael Overcoming Satan
artist: John Petts
1966
National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
  St Michael Overcoming the Devil St Michael Overcoming the Devil
artist: John Petts
1966
Church of All Saints, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
north wall of the north aisle
  Set of Windows with Eucharistic Symbols Set of Windows with Eucharistic Symbols
artist: John Petts
1967
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Gorseinon, Swansea
south east wall, Blessed Sacrament Chapel
  Set of Windows in the Baptistry Chapel Set of Windows in the Baptistry Chapel
artist: John Petts
1968
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Gorseinon, Swansea
north west wall
  West Window West Window
artist: John Petts
1972
Church of St Mary, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
west wall
 Car Di Car Di
artist: John Petts
about 1972
Church of St Mary, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the chancel
  Set of Windows with Symbols of the Virgin Mary Set of Windows with Symbols of the Virgin Mary
artist: John Petts
1973
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Gorseinon, Swansea
north west wall


Further reading

Alison Smith, John Petts and the Caseg Press (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000).

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (1991–3), 216–36.

Alison Smith, 'Light, Colour and the Bible: The Stained Glass Windows of John Petts (1914-91)' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 217-233.

M. N. Jones, 'Petts, Ronald John (1914–1991), artist' (Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 2018).

Maurice Broady, 'Stained Glass Design in Wales' Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, vol. 6 (new series) (2000), 159-60.





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