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Sir Alan Charles Laurence Whistler, CBE (born January 21, 1912 — died December 19, 2000, always referred to as Laurence Whistler) was a British poet and artist who devoted himself to glass engraving, on goblets and bowls blown to his own designs, and (increasingly, as he became more celebrated) on large-scale panels and windows in churches and private houses. He also engraved on three-sided prisms, some of them designed to revolve on a small turntable so that the prism's internal reflections complete the image. The best-known of these was done as a memorial to his elder brother, Rex Whistler. His son, Simon Whistler, also became a glass engraver. In 1935 Laurence Whistler became the first recipient of the King's Gold Medal for Poetry. However, he largely turned away from verse to concentrate on glass engraving.

His early works include a casket for the Queen Mother, and a hinged glass triptych to hold her daily schedule. Other engravings of his can be found, for example, in Salisbury, where his family lived during part of his childhood, including a pair of memorial panels with quotations by T. S. Eliot, and the Rex Prism[1] in the Morning Chapel, both in Salisbury Cathedral; at the Ashmolean Museum; at Balliol College, Oxford where he was an undergraduate, and St Hugh's College, Oxford, where he also designed the Swan Gates leading from the college grounds onto Canterbury Road; at Stowe House in Stowe, Buckinghamshire; at the village church of St Nicholas at Moreton, Dorset, where every single window was engraved by him over about 30 years; and in the Corning Museum of Glass (USA).In 1975 he became the first President of the newly founded British Guild of Glass Engravers.

In 1939 Laurence Whistler married actress Jill Furse (died 1944); they had two children, Simon Whistler and Caroline (Robin) Whistler. In 1950 Laurence Whistler married Jill Furse's younger sister, Theresa (1927-2007), but the marriage was later dissolved. They had another two children Daniel and Frances. In 1987 he married a third time, but was divorced in 1991.

Whistler's many honours included an OBE (1955) and a CBE (1973). In 2000, not long before his death at the age of 88, Laurence Whistler was created a Knight Bachelor.
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Total Books: 21
Sir John Vanbrugh Architect And Dramatist 1664-1726
2008 - Sir John Vanbrugh Architect and Dramatist 1664-1726 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781436699112
ISBN-10: 1436699118

Sir John Vanbrugh - Architect  Dramatist 1664-1726
2007 - Sir John Vanbrugh - Architect Dramatist 1664-1726 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781406770018
ISBN-10: 1406770019

The Initials in the Heart
2000 - The Initials in the Heart (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780859552578
ISBN-10: 0859552578
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Point Engraving on Glass
1997 - Point Engraving on Glass [The Decorative Arts Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780744518948
ISBN-10: 0744518946
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

1987 - Enter (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297792451
ISBN-10: 0297792458

Initials in the Heart
1987 - Initials in the Heart (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297790204
ISBN-10: 029779020X

Laughter and the Urn Life of Rex Whistler
1987 - Laughter and the Urn Life of Rex Whistler (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780297790211
ISBN-10: 0297790218

Scenes and signs on glass
1985 - Scenes and Signs on Glass (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780903575010
ISBN-10: 0903575019

The English Festivals
The English Festivals (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192852229
ISBN-10: 0192852221

The Laughter and the Urn The Life of Rex Whistler
The Laughter and the Urn the Life of Rex Whistler (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297786030
ISBN-10: 0297786032

Aha (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780395280515
ISBN-10: 0395280516

Pictures on glass
Pictures on Glass (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780716804505
ISBN-10: 0716804506

Image on the Glass
Image on the Glass (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780719532757
ISBN-10: 0719532752

A Point on Glass Engraved Goblets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780950053004
ISBN-10: 0950053007