Anton Wendling (1891-1965)

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Born in Mönchengladbach, the artist Anton Wendling was a master’s student of Johan Thorn Prikker (1868–1932) and was one of the innovators in sacred art in the twentieth century. Just as Heinrich Campendonk (1889–1957) and Heinrich Dieckmann in Düsseldorf, Aachen and Cologne, Wendling became the founder of a school and tradition in the art of glass-painting. He designed numerous cycles of windows for churches in Germany and the USA, including that for the university church in Winona, Minnesota.


Annemarie Richter, Gottfried Heinersdorff (1883-1941): Ein Reformer der deutschen Glasbildkunst, Technische Universität Berlin, 1983, pp. 109, 112, 113, 151, 351, 581–83 (with further literature).

The Deutsche Glasmalerei-Museum in Linnich dedicated an exhibition to Anton Wendling in 2009. A comprehensive catalogue appeared to accompany this – Anton Wendling: Facettenreiche Formstrenge, 2009.

Anton Wendling in WIKIPEDIA