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 Posted: Sun Nov 8th, 2009 10:38 pm
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Henry  Birkenstock  Born: 1865 Died: July 31, 1912. In 1901 executed windows for Greenwood Baptist Church in Brooklyn NY. Married to Bina Birkenstock.  Had two daughters, Martha J. E. (Birkenstock) Flocke, other daughters name unknown, and two sons Henry  Birkenstock Jr, and William Birkenstock. Died from a brain abscess.  

Studio: 107 Stevens Ave., Mt. Vernon NY.

Home:135 North High St. Mt. Vernon NY.

 Posted: Mon Nov 9th, 2009 06:55 pm
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Great question, Judy.

Often, I'm in a church and realize that I'd probably appreciate the windows more it I understood the content better.

- Tod

 Posted: Mon Nov 9th, 2009 08:00 pm
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Thank you Greg for the great info on Henry Birkenstock.

Thanks Tod,

I chewed on this subject quite a bit last week,
and feasted on hundreds of window photos on line.

The simplest solution, I decided, to be sure the art conveys as much of its message
as possible is to be sure I add the name of the saint to my window designs.
Even if it is tiny and almost hidden. Those who know the stories will get so much more out of the artwork.
Those who do not know that saint will either dig up the story, or not care anyway.

I am not comfortable with copying other peoples work just to be sure the saint is recognised.
I love the old masters paintings, there is much to learn there,
but to just do copies would become depressing.

 Posted: Wed Jun 1st, 2022 04:53 pm
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Apparently the Second Reform Church at 940 Summit Ave, in Jersey City, has a "rare" full cycle of Henry Berkenstock windows. No photos avail that I can find. I live nearby and may go have a look. ZG

Last edited on Wed Jun 1st, 2022 05:10 pm by ZachGreen

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