Joseph Ferguson, born in 1930, grew up on a dairy farm in Unadilla, NY. He worked as a junior draftsman for the New York Central Railroad in New York City and attended Cooper Union night school, though that was interrupted by the Korean War. After the war, he attended Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and received an Andrew Carnegie Scholarship to study at the art centers of Europe. He settled in Boston in 1952 and worked at J.G.H. Reynolds Stained Glass before founding Ferguson Stained Glass in Weston, MA in 1970 where he still creates works of art.
“I was schooled in the traditions of Modernism, influenced by British and American sculptors of the late ’50s, and chose stained glass as my medium. I like the intensity of its changing color with interaction of light. Its challenge was to make it sculptural, free it from its architectural, cathedral settings. I wanted to realize landscape sculpture, like those of Henry Moore and Alexander Calder.”
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