68 Cadogan Square, London SW1
|Residence||Burleighfield House (1950s–82)|
|Alma mater||Regent Street Polytechnic, Edinburgh College of Art|
|Spouse(s)||Anne Bruce (died 2006)|
|Years of service||1943–47|
Reyntiens was born in 1925 at 68 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London SW1, of Belgian extraction. He was sent to school at the Benedictine Ampleforth College in Yorkshire and is a practising Roman Catholic. He left school in 1943 and joined the Scots Guards, with whom he served from 1943 to 1947. His artistic training was first at Regent Street Polytechnic and then at Edinburgh College of Art.
At Edinburgh he met Anne Bruce (1927–2006), whom he later married. Their son, John Reyntiens, is also a stained glass artist. In 2011 John Reyntiens made a documentary film about his father's life and work, From Coventry to Cochem, the Art of Patrick Reyntiens.
Reyntiens went on to collaborate with John Piper (1903–92), with whom he worked for 35 years. their notable works together include the Baptistery window of the new Coventry Cathedral (1957–61) and the windows of the lantern tower of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (1963–67). They also worked together on commissions for Church of England parish churches including at Bledlow Ridge (1968), Pishill (1969), Nettlebed (1970), Sandford St Martin (1974), Turville (1975), Wolvercote (1976), Fawley, Buckinghamshire (1976). and Eton College Chapel.
Reyntiens' solo works include windows for St Mary's church, Netley (1958–59), Christ Church, Flackwell Heath (1961), St Michael and All Angels Church, Marden (1962), the church of the Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe, Nottinghamshire (circa 1962–64), All Saints' parish church, Hinton Ampner (1970) the Great Hall of Christ Church, Oxford (1985), Southwell Minster (1996) and Washington National Cathedral in the USA. Some of his work is now permanently exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
His son John Reyntiens is also a notable stained glass artist. John has "translated" many of his father's designs, including for works at Much Hadham (1995), Anstey, Hertfordshire (2000), St Alban's church, Romford (2002 and 2004), the Church of St Mary, Stoke St Mary (2003), the Frances Bardsley School, Romford (2006), and St George's Roman Catholic Church, Taunton (2009). Their largest collaboration was for the church of Ampleforth Abbey: 27 windows in 2003, followed by two in 2004 and six in 2006–07.
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