Valentine D'Ogries' stained glass windows, frescoes, murals, and
altar pieces grace many of the most beautiful churches in America. His
powerful designs, reminiscent of English Gothic of the fourteenth and
fifteenth centuries, joins the ancient and modern.
Notable among his works
are his: Crucifixion, painted on wood, which hangs from the ceiling of
St. George's Church, Chicago; the frescoes and murals in the Hatfield
Chapel, New Canaan, Connecticut; the stained glass windows of Trenton's
Trinity Cathedral; and the sixteen 24-foot windows for the church of St.
Thomas the Apostle, Chicago, which took seven years to complete.
D'Ogries first studied painting and sculpture. Disappointed by
sculpture's traditional lack of color, he turned to glass making, which
incorporates not only color but light.
Introduced to Bucks County by
painter and stained glass artist, George Sotter, D'Ogries moved to New
Hope in 1925. He used his talents as an architect and landscaper to
build or renovate three different houses into beautifully proportioned
homes and studios.