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Artist / Studio

Studio

Loire (Gabriel) Studios

Birth Year: 1904

Death Year: 1996

Biography: Gabriel Loire was born in 1904 in Pouance, France. He studied the art of stained glass while at the Catholic University of Angers and wrote his thesis on it at the age of twenty. In 1926, Loire worked with Charles Lorin (1874-1940) in Chartres, France. He immersed himself in learning all he could from Lorin, and even designed some stained glass of his own. By 1936, Loire aspired to have his own studio, and to break his contract with Lorin, Loire agreed not to work in stained glass for ten years. Loire spent the next decade painting, illustrating and writing books for children, and finding other outlets for his creativity. However in 1946, he returned to his true passion, stained glass. The technique that Loire specialized in, faceted glass, appeared in France in the first third of the 20th century, and Loire thought it perfect for the architecture of the times. His work really took off when, in 1950, a Frenchman and admirer opened Loire Imports in New York, contributing greatly to Loire's work being seen outside of his native France. It was around this same time that some of his most famous windows made their mark on the United States. Loire designed windows for the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford, Connecticut. The church there is in the shape of a fish and surrounds the viewer with faceted glass walls. As described in the SGAA Reference and Technical Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Stained Glass, this church paved the way for new ideas in church design, with its overwhelming colors saturating the interior. It was thought of as one of the "most powerful modern churches in the world."

Designers:

     Loire, Gabriel

Christ the King
Window Name: Christ the King
Academics - Fine Arts 1
Window Name: Academics - Fine Arts 1
Corinthian Column
Window Name: Corinthian Column
Sacrament of Holy Baptism
Window Name: Sacrament of Holy Baptism
The Law
Window Name: The Law
Gospels
Window Name: Gospels
Prayer
Window Name: Prayer
Confirmation
Window Name: Confirmation
Communion
Window Name: Communion
Lamb of Victory
Window Name: Lamb of Victory
May bug
Window Name: May bug
Palm tree
Window Name: Palm tree
Shooting Star
Window Name: Shooting Star
Horn of the Ox
Window Name: Horn of the Ox
Tree in bloom
Window Name: Tree in bloom
Work of man
Window Name: Work of man
The sun
Window Name: The sun
Sky full of stars
Window Name: Sky full of stars
The Story of Salvation, Part 1-Moses Saved From the Waters
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 1-Moses Saved From the Waters
The Story of Salvation, Part 10-Walk in the Desert
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 10-Walk in the Desert
The Story of Salvation, Part 2-The Burning Bush
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 2-The Burning Bush
The Story of Salvation, Part 3-Moses and Aaron
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 3-Moses and Aaron
The Story of Salvation, Part 4-Passover
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 4-Passover
The Story of Salvation, Part 5-Passage of the Red Sea
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 5-Passage of the Red Sea
The Story of Salvation, Part 6-The Quails and the Manna
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 6-The Quails and the Manna
The Story of Salvation, Part 7-The Rock of Horeb
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 7-The Rock of Horeb
The Story of Salvation, Part 8-The Tables of the Law
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 8-The Tables of the Law
The Story of Salvation, Part 9-The Golden Calf
Window Name: The Story of Salvation, Part 9-The Golden Calf
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Window Name:
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Baptismal Water
Window Name: Baptismal Water
Baptism: Star
Window Name: Baptism: Star
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Non-Pictorial
Window Name: Non-Pictorial
Non-Pictorial
Window Name: Non-Pictorial
Non-Pictorial
Window Name: Non-Pictorial
Non-Pictorial
Window Name: Non-Pictorial
Baptism of Christ
Window Name: Baptism of Christ
Baptism of Christ close-up
Window Name: Baptism of Christ close-up
Baptism of Christ outside
Window Name: Baptism of Christ outside
The Commissioning of the Apostles
Window Name: The Commissioning of the Apostles
Academics - Fine Arts 3
Window Name: Academics - Fine Arts 3
Academic - Natural Sciences 1
Window Name: Academic - Natural Sciences 1
Academic - Natural Sciences 2
Window Name: Academic - Natural Sciences 2
Academic - Natural Sciences 3
Window Name: Academic - Natural Sciences 3
Social Sciences 1
Window Name: Social Sciences 1
Academic - Social Sciences 2
Window Name: Academic - Social Sciences 2
Academic - Social Sciences 3
Window Name: Academic - Social Sciences 3
Sacrament of Baptism
Window Name: Sacrament of Baptism
Mystical Blue, left
Window Name: Mystical Blue, left
Annunciation
Window Name: Annunciation
Visitation
Window Name: Visitation
Nativity
Window Name: Nativity
Adoration of the Magi
Window Name: Adoration of the Magi
Boy Jesus Found in the Temple
Window Name: Boy Jesus Found in the Temple
The Risen Christ Appearing to the Virgin
Window Name: The Risen Christ Appearing to the Virgin
The Assumption
Window Name: The Assumption
Pieta
Window Name: Pieta
Mary at the Foot of the Cross
Window Name: Mary at the Foot of the Cross
Mary Meets Jesus On the Way to Calvary
Window Name: Mary Meets Jesus On the Way to Calvary
Jesus Taking Leave of His Mother
Window Name: Jesus Taking Leave of His Mother
The Loss of the Child Jesus
Window Name: The Loss of the Child Jesus
Flight to Egypt
Window Name: Flight to Egypt
The Prophecy of Simeon
Window Name: The Prophecy of Simeon
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Sacrament of Baptism
Window Name: Sacrament of Baptism
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Evocation of Baptism
Window Name: Evocation of Baptism
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Non figural
Window Name: Non figural
Non figural
Window Name: Non figural
Non figural
Window Name: Non figural
Non figural
Window Name: Non figural
Non figural
Window Name: Non figural
Non figural
Window Name: Non figural
Baptism 1
Window Name: Baptism 1
Baptism 2
Window Name: Baptism 2
Eucharist in Symbols
Window Name: Eucharist in Symbols
Confirmation, Last Supper, Baptism
Window Name: Confirmation, Last Supper, Baptism
Holy Mother of God
Window Name: Holy Mother of God
St. Joseph Shrine, Flower of the Lily
Window Name: St. Joseph Shrine, Flower of the Lily
St. Joseph Shrine, Carpenter's Tools
Window Name: St. Joseph Shrine, Carpenter's Tools
St. Mary Shrine, Immaculate Heart
Window Name: St. Mary Shrine, Immaculate Heart
St. Mary Shrine, Marian Cross
Window Name: St. Mary Shrine, Marian Cross
Sacred Heart Shrine, Monstrance
Window Name: Sacred Heart Shrine, Monstrance
Sacred Heart Shrine, Incense
Window Name: Sacred Heart Shrine, Incense
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Simple Cross
Window Name: St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Simple Cross
St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Book
Window Name: St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, Book
Cupola to Christ the King
Window Name: Cupola to Christ the King
I Am, Part 1
Window Name: I Am, Part 1
I Am, Part 2
Window Name: I Am, Part 2
Gregory the Illuminator
Window Name: Gregory the Illuminator
Mesrob
Window Name: Mesrob
Saint Bartholomew
Window Name: Saint Bartholomew
Saint Paul
Window Name: Saint Paul
Saint Matthew
Window Name: Saint Matthew
Saint Philip
Window Name: Saint Philip
Saint James the Son of Alphaesus
Window Name: Saint James the Son of Alphaesus
Saint Thomas
Window Name: Saint Thomas
Saint Matthias
Window Name: Saint Matthias
Saint Simon
Window Name: Saint Simon
Saint James the Son of Zebedee
Window Name: Saint James the Son of Zebedee
Saint Andrew
Window Name: Saint Andrew
Saint John
Window Name: Saint John
Saint Peter
Window Name: Saint Peter
St. Jude
Window Name: St. Jude
St. Sahag
Window Name: St. Sahag
Decorative Type 17 panel A
Window Name: Decorative Type 17 panel A
Decorative Type 17 panel B
Window Name: Decorative Type 17 panel B
Decorative Type 18 panel A
Window Name: Decorative Type 18 panel A
Decorative Type 18 panel B
Window Name: Decorative Type 18 panel B
The Armenian Cross
Window Name: The Armenian Cross
Decorative Narthex Windows
Window Name: Decorative Narthex Windows
Sidelight
Window Name: Sidelight