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Halstead, Sam, 1950-



  • Existence: 1950 (date of birth)


Sam Halstead is a stained glass artist and documentary film maker. Originally from New Zealand, he opened a stained glass studio in Aukland in 1979. After many years there, he immigrated to the United States and settled in California. In the 2010s, Halstead produced several documentary films about contemporary stained glass. _Lighting the Way: The German Pioneers of Contemporary Stained Glass_, won the American Glass Guild Inspiration Award in 2018.

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Sam Halstead Contemporary Stained Glass Documentaries

Identifier: MS-0233
Scope and Contents

This digital collection consists of five documentary films. _Lighting the Way: The German Pioneers of Contemporary Stained Glass_ is the longest of the films, running 90 minutes. It includes interviews with German and American artists and art historians and numerous images of German stained glass windows, mostly taken by Halstead. The remaining four films are significantly shorter, running 13 to 20 minutes each, and consist largely of interviews with the featured artists.

Dates: 2017-2020