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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
Corinthian Column
Window Name: Corinthian Column
Sacrament of Holy Baptism
Building Name and City: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
The Law
Window Name: The Law
Building Name and City: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Gospels
Window Name: Gospels
Building Name and City: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Prayer
Window Name: Prayer
Building Name and City: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Confirmation
Window Name: Confirmation
Building Name and City: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Communion
Window Name: Communion
Building Name and City: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
Lamb of Victory
Window Name: Lamb of Victory
Building Name and City: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
May bug
Window Name: May bug
Building Name and City: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Palm tree
Window Name: Palm tree
Building Name and City: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Shooting Star
Window Name: Shooting Star
Building Name and City: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Horn of the Ox
Window Name: Horn of the Ox
Building Name and City: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Tree in bloom
Window Name: Tree in bloom
Building Name and City: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Work of man
Window Name: Work of man
Building Name and City: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
The sun
Window Name: The sun
Building Name and City: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Sky full of stars
Window Name: Sky full of stars
Building Name and City: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 1-Moses Saved From the Waters
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 10-Walk in the Desert
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 2-The Burning Bush
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 3-Moses and Aaron
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 4-Passover
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 5-Passage of the Red Sea
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 6-The Quails and the Manna
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 7-The Rock of Horeb
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 8-The Tables of the Law
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
The Story of Salvation, Part 9-The Golden Calf
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
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Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
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Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
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Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
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Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
Baptismal Water
Window Name: Baptismal Water
Baptism: Star
Window Name: Baptism: Star
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Window Name: Non-pictorial
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Window Name: Non-Pictorial
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Window Name: Non-Pictorial
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Window Name: Non-Pictorial
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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
Academics - Fine Arts 3
Academic - Natural Sciences 1
Academic - Natural Sciences 2
Academic - Natural Sciences 3
Social Sciences 1
Window Name: Social Sciences 1
Academic - Social Sciences 2
Academic - Social Sciences 3
Sacrament of Baptism
Mystical Blue, left
Window Name: Mystical Blue, left
Annunciation
Window Name: Annunciation
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Visitation
Window Name: Visitation
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Nativity
Window Name: Nativity
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Adoration of the Magi
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Boy Jesus Found in the Temple
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
The Risen Christ Appearing to the Virgin
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
The Assumption
Window Name: The Assumption
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Pieta
Window Name: Pieta
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Mary at the Foot of the Cross
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Mary Meets Jesus On the Way to Calvary
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Jesus Taking Leave of His Mother
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
The Loss of the Child Jesus
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Flight to Egypt
Window Name: Flight to Egypt
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
The Prophecy of Simeon
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Decorative
Window Name: Decorative
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
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Window Name: Decorative
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Sacrament of Baptism
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
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Window Name: Decorative
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
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Window Name: Decorative
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
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Window Name: Decorative
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
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Window Name: Decorative
Building Name and City: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Evocation of Baptism
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
Non-pictorial
Window Name: Non-pictorial
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
Non figural
Window Name: Non figural
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
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Window Name: Non figural
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
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Window Name: Non figural
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
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Window Name: Non figural
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
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Window Name: Non figural
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
Non figural
Window Name: Non figural
Building Name and City: St. Andrew’s Church
Baptism 1
Window Name: Baptism 1
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Baptism 2
Window Name: Baptism 2
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Eucharist in Symbols
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Confirmation, Last Supper, Baptism
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Holy Mother of God
Window Name: Holy Mother of God
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
St. Joseph Shrine, Flower of the Lily
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
St. Joseph Shrine, Carpenter's Tools
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
St. Mary Shrine, Immaculate Heart
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
St. Mary Shrine, Marian Cross
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Shrine, Monstrance
Building Name and City: St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church