Los Angeles’s oldest stained glass studio, Judson, is collaborating with emerging and established artists to modernize a medieval craft.
April 21, 2021
“In 1893, an itinerant plein-air English painter came to the West Coast to die. At 51, William Lees Judson could look back on a life full of adventure: trans-Atlantic crossings, farming Ontario’s plains, fighting under Ulysses S. Grant in the Civil War, Beaux-Arts immersion at Paris’s Académie Julian. When his wife died suddenly and his own health soured, doctors advised him to take the “California cure” and spend his last days in the Golden State’s hot, dry air.”