Ervin Bossányi: Stained Glass Artist
Ervin Bossányi (1891-1975) now best known for his stained glass, was an immensely productive and versatile artist.
Born in Hungary, Bossányi was twice exiled, first in Germany, and then after the rise of National Socialism, in England. His life and career were closely interwoven with major upheavals and events in European and world history of the 20th century. His artistic achievements range from small personal ornaments, interior decoration and textile designs, to paintings, friezes and stained glass windows in prestigious buildings such as Canterbury Cathedral and Washington National Cathedral in the USA.
The Ervin Bossányi collection was generously gifted to St Peter’s College by the artist’s estate in 1996.
This display is free and open to the public.
(To celebrate the display on its final day, all are welcome to join the Revd Dr Elizabeth Pitkethly (College Chaplain) and Dr Alison Ray (College Archivist) to view the collection and enjoy refreshments in the St Peter’s College Chapel at 4pm on Friday 26 May.)