Master of Glass
During 35 years in the business, Glenn Greene has accomplished thousands of custom installations and art pieces for residential, institutional and commercial — as well as liturgical — environments. Through decades of working from a rich palette of styles, Glenn’s original works incorporate a mix of traditional and non- traditional aesthetics in a startlingly original way.
Much of Glenn’s work juxtaposes a modern aesthetic made up of spontaneous organic shapes with crisp geometric forms, creating an essence and soul of old stained glass within an original and expressive fine art context.
Both in the studio and on location, he also has profound experience working closely with clients to create custom works of art and restoring old stained glass.
Glenn Greene Stained Glass Studio originally opened its doors in Oakland, a community located in Pittsburgh, PA., and operated there for 12 years. Now located in Regent Square for more than 17 years, Glenn and his unique artwork have become a staple of the neighborhood.
Over the past 29 years Glenn Greene’s Stained Glass has amassed an impressive portfolio of educational, institutional, commercial and religious clients, including the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. The studio also enjoys an avid following of local homeowners and businesses within the Regent Square area, where so much of the neighborhood’s real estate showcases antique stained glass windows.
Glenn Greene’s original art glass pieces can be found in windows all over Pittsburgh, but especially in the Regent Square area, where he is known for the quality, craftsmanship and artistry of his work. Many of his art pieces now are spread out around the world, given as gifts or purchased by visitors to Pittsburgh.
The building that houses Glenn Greene’s Stained Glass Studio was built in 1909 by Frank A. French. An immigrant from Bristol, England, French was born there in 1878 and moved with his family to the United States in 1881. At the age of 16, French started his own business as an expressman but abandoned it in 1898 to enlist in the 18th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry for service in the war against Spain. He began learning the blacksmith trade after honorable discharge from the military and later worked in automobile repair until 1908. He opened the Frank A. French Machine Shop in 1909. During World War I, 90 percent of the work done in the shop was for the U.S. military.
Before Glenn Greene’s Stained Glass, the space was occupied by Milo Auto Glass.
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