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Frederick Wilson - A Prominent Artist of American Stained Glass

Cameel Halim

Alongside his work as a successful real estate investor, Cameel Halim maintains a large collection of historically significant clocks, watches, and stained-glass art. Cameel Halim and his family recently opened the Halim Time and Glass Museum in Evanston, Illinois, to give the public a chance to view the collection. It features more than 1,100 timepieces and over 30 masterpiece windows by artists such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Mary Elizabeth Tillinghast, and Frederick Wilson.

A longtime employee of the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (later Tiffany Studios), Frederick Wilson worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany for more than 30 years. During his time at the studio, Wilson oversaw Tiffany’s Ecclesiastical Department and was responsible for creating a cohesive and easily identifiable style among the company’s Christian-themed stained glass.
In addition to Tiffany Studios in New York City, Wilson served as a designer for several companies in London, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Although his work, which was produced between the late 1870s and early 1930s, has been often overlooked, he played an important role in advancing the art of stained glass in the United States.
Wilson's work epitomizes the look of 19th-century ecclesiastical glass design. Many of his pieces can still be found in churches throughout the country.

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