Andrew married Fanny Ethyl Rogers and they lived in Priory House at Nottingham with their two children, Sheila and Maureen.

It is said that they tried to keep in the house only those things that were useful or beautiful.  Andrew’s first studio and workshop for making stained glass windows was at Maypole Yard off Nottingham Market Place. 

Andrew Stoddart   -  The Person   

Andrew Stoddart was born at Abbey, Renfrew, Scotland, in 1876, He was apprenticed to the Edinburgh stained glass manufacturers Ballantynes where his remarkable skills were gradually developed. He was influenced by the work of Byrne Jones who was employed here.  Later, he worked in the studio of the Glasgow stained glass designer/maker Oscar Paterson (1863-1934). Stoddart subsequently moved to Nottingham in England where he opened a studio/workshop. His addresses in Nottingham are known to have been The Studio, Long Row (between 1906-13), 7 Castle Road Castle Road (1917) and 54 Park Road, Lenton, Nottingham. Stoddart exhibited 50 works at Nottingham Art Gallery and Museum (between 1901-30) and nine works at the Royal Academy in London (between 1906-27). The works he exhibited at the RA were ' The Adoration', a design for stained glass (1906), 'Naval Battle between England and Holland, 1652', a design for stained glass (1907), ' St. Ursula', a design for stained glass (1910), a design for stained glass historical window (1912), ' 'St Paul taking leave of his followers', a design for stained glass (1913), ' Simeon and Zacharias', a design for stained glass (1917), 'Anna', a design for stained glass (1917), and 'Gloria in Excelsis Deo', a design for a stained glass window in Brentwood, Ontario (1927). He also exhibited at the Louvre in Paris. Stoddart designed windows for St Columbus Church in Nottingham (now in St Andrews Church in Nottingham), Collingtree Church in Northampton, and the Reference Library in Long Eaton, Derbyshire. A stained glass nursery window, designed and executed by Stoddart is featured in 'The Studio Yearbook of Decorative Art' 1906 (p.142). Andrew died in 1941.


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