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Untitled- Stained Glass Windows

Untitled- Stained Glass Windows, 20th Century, Glass
Marco Zubar (born in U.S.S.R, 1925 – 1990)

Marco Zubar was a prolific sculptor and artist specializing in ecclesiastical art, in the form of stained glass, corten steel sculpture, and mosaic.  Born in the U.S.S.R, Zubar came to the United States in 1951 to study architecture at Princeton University. Later, he moved to Philadelphia where he eventually founded his own studio: Marat Zubar Studios, focusing on pieces for churches, synagogues, and community projects. His architectural training later led him to pursue large-scale commission pieces of stained glass, uniting both structural architectural features with softer brushstrokes to create striking fluid imagery. He made pieces in both Judaic and Liturgical themes, incorporating the art and iconography of his Ukrainian heritage to some of the modern trends he saw around him, such as architectural Brutalism and the surrealism of Chagall. 

In an interview with the Inquirer, Zubar stated, "When I am working in a synagogue, I cry with tears. When I do Roman Catholic churches, I become very devout."