Marguerite Huré

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Marguerite Huré
Photo of Marguerite Huré.jpg
Portrait of master glazier Marguerite Huré,
in her workshop at Boulogne-Billancourt.
Born1895 (1895)
Died1967 (aged 71–72)
Known forStained Glass
Movementbrique Huré

Marguerite Huré (1895–1967) was a French stained glass artist who introduced abstraction into French religious glassmaking.[1]

Huré founded her own atelier in 1920. She worked with many artists, among whom were Maurice Denis, George Desvallières, Marie Alain Couturier and Jean Bazaine; as well as architects Paul Tournon, Pierre Pouradier-Duteil, Maurice Novarina and Auguste Perret.[2] With Perret she worked on decorations for Notre-Dame du Raincy,[3]: 244 [4] (1925–27),[5]: 94  the chapel of the school of la Colombière in Chalon-sur-Saône (1929)[1] and Saint-Joseph du Havre[6] (1952–57).[2] Her work may also be found at Notre-Dame-des-Missions-du-cygne d'Enghien in Épinay-sur-Seine.[1]

Huré has been credited with producing the first set of stained glass using an abstract aesthetic, to be seen in her 1931 work at the chapel of the seminary of Voreppe.[7]

She was also the inventor of a technique, called brique Huré,[7] for which she received a patent in 1930.

Huré was proud of her independence in a field dominated by men, and she was frequently seen smoking a pipe.[2] This led to her being given the nickname Jeune fille à la pipe.[1] Her studio-house in Western Paris was two doors from that of sculptor Dora Gordine, both having been designed by Perret.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d David, Véronique. "Marguerite Huré, précurseur de l'abstraction dans le vitrail religieux" (PDF). Ministère de la Culture, République française. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Marguerite Huré et les vitraux du Petit Séminaire de Voreppe". Association des Anciens du Sacré-Cœur, de la Jacquinière et des Portes de Chartreuse de Voreppe ASCV. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. ^ Mohammad, Gharipour (14 November 2014). Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities Across the Islamic World. Brill. ISBN 9789004280229.
  4. ^ Cohen, Jean-Louis (15 August 2014). France: Modern Architectures in History. Reaktion Books. ISBN 9781780233949.
  5. ^ Tom Devonshire Jones; Linda Murray; Peter Murray, eds. (26 September 2013). The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199680276.
  6. ^ Knapp, Danielle (2002). Auguste Perret, Marguerite Huré: jusqu'à la sereine délectation. Le Havre, France: Petit à Petit. ISBN 9782914401586.
  7. ^ a b David, Véronique. "Le fonds d'atelier de Marguerite Huré au Musée des Années 30 de Boulogne-Billancourt". Ministère de la Culture, République française. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  8. ^ Campbell, Louise (2014). "Perret versus Le Corbusier, Building for Art in the 1920s" (PDF). Kunst Og Kultur. Retrieved 4 June 2017.