Born in Sharpsburg, PA, to Joseph Alexander and Jennie (Bradford) Saint, Lawrence B. Saint attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1905 to 1909 and made five trips to Europe for stained glass studies. He began his career as a stained glass artist by studying with J. Horace Rudy of Pittsburgh, PA, in 1901 and continued his study of the art of stained glass with several studios until 1917. In 1917 he began working at Bryn Athyn Cathedral, where he remained at work until 1928. By 1927 he was also director of the Stained Glass Department (located in Huntingdon Valley, PA) for Washington Cathedral, Mount Saint Alban, Washington, DC. There he continued his study of medieval glass, including the development of 1300 formulas which would give modern stained glass the appearance of medieval glass.
Versatile as an artist, Saint also wrote and illustrated A Knight of the Cross, 1914. Furthermore, he was the illustrator of 50 color plates for Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and France, published in 1913.
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