Turkish Delight

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Object Name: 
Stained Glass Panel
Title: 
Turkish Delight
Accession Number: 
87.4.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 82.6 cm, W: 43.7 cm, Th: 1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1972
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Web Description: 
In the 1950s, Robert Sowers introduced the influential modernist work of German stained glass artists, such as Ludwig Schaffrath, to an American audience. It was the Germans who freed stained glass from architecture, creating what they called "autonomous panels" that could be viewed like paintings. This paved the way in the United States for artists such as Sowers, and later Robert Kehlmann, to experiment with abstraction in stained glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sowers, Robert ((American, 1923-1990)), Source
1986-11-20
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep reds, purples, blues, intermittent amber, colorless non-lead glasses, lead, bronze frame; cut, leaded. Vertical, rectangle; narrow panel divided into almost symmetrical pattern of squares and rectangles flanking a central vertical axis; jewels and small circular shapes are scattered throughout pattern; unsigned.
Robert Sowers: Stained Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council 1975-01-17 through 1975-03-02
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, p. 113, #33; BIB# AI20606
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1987 (1988) p. 5;