Mary Tillinghast: An Artist Illuminated

Posted on January 14, 2012 by


Art glass panel designer Mary Tillinghast (1845-1912), who once worked with designers John LaFarge and Candace Wheeler before establishing her own studio, is the subject of a section of a recent New York Times Art and Design column.  Kent Watkins has been researching the life and work of his distant cousin, Miss Tillinghast, and plans to self-publish a monograph on the artist in the near future. Also of note, ACSCNY long-time friend, art glass historian and restoration expert Julie Sloan is quoted in the article.

The First Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, New York is home to several of Ms. Tillinghast’s outstanding works: “The Baptism of Jesus,” “Musical Saints: Easter Window” and “New Jerusalem.”

Mary Tillinghast, Baptism of Jesus, detail (installed 1907).
The First Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, NY