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Willet Hauser Archive

Willet Hauser Library Collection. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

So lucky to come across one of the few early mosaic designs today! Make sure to notice the original William Willet signature and notes on this illustration of Saint Luke for St. Martin’s Church in Philadelphia, PA.  

Willet Hauser Library Collection.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

In 1966, the Willet Studio introduced the United States to the Dutch Farbigem window; a technique in which layers of glass are superimposed in a clear matrix for a sculptured, multifaceted effect. Check out this Farbigem design from 1978 for the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD.

Willet Hauser Library Collection. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Presentation and Instruction exquisitely depicted in this original William Willet design from the early 1900s for St. Johns Church. 

Willet Hauser Library Collection.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Something about these Tracy Bailey designs keep us coming back for more! Another simple but powerful design on #FacetedFriday by Tracy for Saint Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Concord, CA.

Willet Hauser Library Collection.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Even the design appears to glow.  Brilliant watercolor from the 1920s of the Presentation in the Temple for St. Paul’s Cathedral. 

Willet Hauser Library Collection. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Vivid illustration by Deitrich Spahn of St. Francis’s “Canticle of the Creatures” for the St. Francis Convent in Springfield, IL.

Willet Hauser Library Collection.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Striking design suggestion of Solomon for a lancet window at Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria, IL from 1924.

Willet Hauser Library Collection.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Scenes from the life of Christ in this 1929 “The Way of Salvation” triple lancet window for St. John’s Church in Wilmington, DE.

Design by Marguerite Gaudin.  Willet Hauser Library Collection.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Excited to share this exhibition panel by Marguerite Gaudin on Faceted Friday.  The gold pieces are a signature of Marguerite’s who invented the “gold” window technique per Henry Willet’s wish for night time decoration.

Photograph courtesy of Jim Hauser.  

We love this Tracy Bailey design so much that we had to do a follow up! Jim Hauser was kind enough to send a photo of his personal copy of the executed window. Nell Roemer did an amazing job selecting the glass, using the intensional imperfections and textures to bring out the best of the design. Such beautiful work by our team. Enjoy!