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Swedish Windows, by Einar Forseth

Tradition in an accessible, Modernist style.

The Swedish windows (1961) are located in the Lady Chapel of the New Cathedral, immediately to the left of the great tapestry. They were the gift of the people of Sweden and made in the country by artist Einar Forseth (1892-1988), who also designed the mosaic floor of the Chapel of Unity. The cost of the Swedish windows was a personal gift from Einar Forseth himself.

The windows are notable for their use of traditional stained glass techniques in a strikingly accessible, Modernist style.

Amongst Sweden's most celebrated artists of the 20th century, in Sweden Forseth is remembered above all for his mosaics in the Golden Hall in Stockholm City Hall completed in 1923. Other examples of his stained glass creations can be seen in St Mary's Church, Helsingborg (1937), Sankt Nicolai, Halmstad (1937) and St Peter & St Sigfrid's Church, Stockholm.

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