(b Sundhauser, 1870; d Paris, 1936). French stained-glass artist and ébéniste of Alsatian origin. He trained with the Daum brothers and Louis Majorelle in Nancy, where he designed the stained-glass windows in the Chamber de Commerce and made furniture for Majorelle. In 1916 he moved to Paris, where his work includes the stained glass of St Christophe de Javel (1925). Jacques’ son Francis Gruber (b Nancy, 15 March 1912; d Paris, 1 Dec 1948) was primarily a painter, but also designed stained glass, including Sports and Pastimes (exh. 1937, Paris, Exposition Universelle) and Homage to Sculpture (1938), for the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris (now Pal. Tokyo).
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.