Red One

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Object Name: 
Red One
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Frame H: 42.2 cm, W: 43.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Judi Jordan Sowers
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass flashed with red, transparent pink lenses, light gray transparent glass, opaque black stain; cut glass, assembled with lead cane, stained. Square panel divided into three main vertical sections; center and largest section comprised of large irregular pieces of leaded glass decorated with stained and etched abstract design of stylized head (red with black details), simple geometric facial features enclosed within egg-shaped head, lighter colored pieces of glass in grays and beige frame face; two narrow vertical sections on each side of head section formed of narrow vertical strips of colored glass on the outside edge flanking vertical row of six lenses on opal background, small top section of background on each side in red glass; unsigned.
Sowers, Robert (American, 1923-1990), Former Collection
Sowers, Judi Jordan, Source
Reflections on Glass: 20th Century Stained Glass in American Art and Architecture
Gallery of the American Bible Society 2002-11-04 through 2003-04-28
New Talent Exhibitions: Monroe, Schwartz, Sowers
Museum of Modern Art 1953-11-17 through 1954-01-17
Makers A History of American Studio Craft (2010) illustrated, p. 255; BIB# 118619
Stained glass : from its origins to the present (2003) illustrated, p. 268; BIB# 75503
Reflections on Glass: 20th Century Stained Glass in American art and Architecture (2002) illustrated, p. 12 (detail); p. 16, fig. 2 (detail); p.174; BIB# 74541
Reflections on Glass (2002) illustrated, p. 3;
Stained Glass: An Architectural Art (1965) p. 58, pl. 38; BIB# 22920
New Talent Exhibitions: Monroe, Schwartz, Sowers #13;