W. L. (William Lees) Judson papers
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Judson Studios was founded in 1897 in Los Angeles, California, by William Lees Judson. It became famous for its elaborate stained glass windows that were installed around the country, in churches as well as buildings designed by noted figures like Frank Lloyd Wright. Judson Studios also worked in tile and mosaics, but it was stained glass that gave the organization its reputation. In fact, Judson Studios had such a top-notch reputation that it was able to recruit the artist Frederick Wilson away...
Painter and instructor William Lees Judson (1842-1928), born in Manchester, England, came to the U.S. in 1852 and later settled in California in 1893. Under his leadership a group of craftsmen and artists published the ARROYO CRAFTSMAN (1909). He also established the Los Angeles College of Fine Arts, forerunner of the University of Southern California's College of Fine Arts, where Judson later served as dean. From the description of W.L. (William Lees) Judson papers, 1861-1957. (Unkn...