Douglas Strachan

Sacrifice, stained glass window

Dates: b.1875 - d.1950

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Douglas Strachan was a prolific designer of stained glass who commissioned work includes the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh. Beginning his career as an illiustrator for newspapers in the north west, exposure to the Art and Crafts Movement in that region evidently influenced his own work. Read more…

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Other artworks in churches by this artist:

The Virgin Mary and St john at the Crucifixion, 1899, St Mary of Pity Chapel, North and East Parish of Kirk of St Nicholas, Aberdeen; Warrior Angels, 1903, Holburn Central Parish Kirk, Aberdeen; Adoration of the Maji, King's College Chapel, Aberdeen University; Christ stilling the Tempest, 1920, Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay South Kirk, Ayrshire; Christ Walking on the Water, 1933, St Paul's Parish Church, Woldingham, Surrey; Archangel Michael, 1931, St Thomas Parish Church, Winchelsea, Kent; Three windows, 1921, St Margaret's Church, West Hoathly, Sussex; East window, 1950, Humbie Parish Church, East Lothian

Biography:

Douglas Strachan was a prolific designer of stained glass who commissioned work includes the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh. Beginning his career as an illiustrator for newspapers in the north west, exposure to the Art and Crafts Movement in that region evidently influenced his own work. Peter Cormack, in The Journal of Stained Glass, suggests that 'there is probably no British stained glass artist who could match Strachan's ability to "draw" with lead.'