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William H. Burnham Studios



  • Existence: 1922 - 1982


Wilbur H. Burnham began working with stained glass in 1908 and opened his own studio in Boston, Massachusetts in 1922. Burnham's son, Wilbur Herbert Burnham, Jr. began his education while traveling in Europe with his parents, eventually earning a BFA from Yale School of Fine Arts and joining the family’s studio.

Among their most notable commissions were the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, Illinois and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Riverside Church, both in New York City.

Wilbur Burnham Jr. closed the studio in 1982 and the records were transferred to the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles S. Hayes Collection of Stained Glass Design Drawings

Identifier: MS-0062
Scope and Contents

This collection of stained glass presentation drawings and cartoons is divided into four series by stained glass studio or designer:

(1) Henry Keck Stained Glass Studio, 1948, Undated

(2) Reynolds, Francis and Rohnstock, Circa 1924-1941

(3) Harry Wright Goodhue, Circa 1923-1931

(4) Wilbur H. Burnham Studios, Circa 1940

Dates: Circa 1923-1948