Original Fine Art from the Mid 20th Century
Stained and Faceted Glass Design and Craftsmanship
Richard’s ultimate artistic niche was liturgical stained glass design, but he never stopped painting and drawing using a multitude of mediums. His mid 20th century oil paintings are especially relevant today.
Richard’s body of Stained Glass work is vast. He designed and created over 100 original stained glass works for churches and commercial projects. He also completed hundreds of window restoration projects over the years, including the complete restoration of a Tiffany Window on the University of Michigan campus.
Read more about Richard’s legacy, from 6 year old prodigy, to starving (but promising) artist, to career stained glass designer and craftsman. In the 1970’s, Richard began to implement the design and craft of faceted glass windows (dalle de vere) elevating his status a leader in the field.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present wisely and earnestly”Buddah
- Westminster Presbyterian ChurchWestminister Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor Michigan. Stained Glass Windows Dedicated in 1979. Brochure from re-dedication Ceremony (35 years) in 2014.
- Then What Happened?…We did make some progress though We were able to make contact with a few of the churches in the bible, including the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse in Oxford, MI. They provided us with these photos, and I believe this is one of my dad's most beautiful projects, ever. When I showed my mom the photo … Read more
- How this thing got started…How the whole thing started…
Richelle Marks is the oldest child of Richard and Sandra Marks, and the (overwhelmed) archivist of her father’s legacy.
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