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Alexander Beleschenko (born 1951)


Prolific and internationally-acclaimed architectural glass artist. Alexander Beleschenko was born in Corby, Northamptonshire, and trained at Winchester School of Art (1969–72) and the Slade School of Fine Art (1973–5). A period of time in Florence encouraged him to understand art in architectural contexts, whch led him to study stained glass at Swansea School of Art briefly in 1978–9. He worked in the studio of Wippell's in Exeter as a cartoonist around this time, before returning to Swansea and teaching on the Stained Glass course in Swansea into the mid-1980s.

He was based at Glasslight Studios before establishing his own studio in Swansea in 1986, around the time that he made a window for Stockley Park, Outer London. He has been responsible for numerous commissions across the United Kingdom as well as Germany and the USA, including screens, wall panels, façades, balustrades, suspended works and sculptures in a wide variety of public and private buildings.

A detailed biography and list of commissions can be found on the artist's website.




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  Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John Crucifixion with the Virgin Mary and St John
artist: Alexander Beleschenko
about 1980
Church of St Helen, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
east wall
  Memorial Windows Memorial Windows
artist: Alexander Beleschenko
1983
Coychurch Crematorium, Coychurch, Bridgend
entrance to Chapel Crallo
  Pulpitum Screen Pulpitum Screen
artist: Alexander Beleschenko
2006
Priory Church of St Michael, Ewenny, Vale of Glamorgan
screen dividing the parish church and the former crossing of the priory church
Further reading

Andrew Moor, Contemporary Stained Glass: A Guide to the Potential of Modern Stained Glass in Architecture (London: Mitchell Beazley, 1989), pp. 124–9.

Alex Beleschenko, 'Glass Projects in Architecture' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xxxii (2008), 134–45.

Judith Neiswander and Caroline Swash, Stained and Art Glass, pp. 344–9.





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