Henry Payne

STAINED GLASS WORK AT BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF ART

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Locally-born Henry Payne was a skilled designer and maker of stained glass windows, who joined the staff of Birmingham School of Art in 1890, where as an influential teacher he contributed significantly to the heritage of stained glassmaking in the West Midlands.

Henry Albert Payne (1868-1940) was born in Kings Norton, Birmingham. He was a talented artist-craftsman who produced art works in many media including paintings (in oil, watercolour and tempera), frescoes, book illustrations, designs for embroidery and mosaics.

A student at Birmingham School of Art under the influential head teacher E R Taylor, who was an advocate of the Arts and Crafts ethos, Payne was inspired by visits to the school in the 1880s of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. He began teaching art at the Central School in Margaret Street in 1890.

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