Emil Frei Sr.,born in Bavaria in 1869 was alarmed by the direction that Germany was heading and immigrated to New York where he would be free to practice his art. He later moved to St.Louis and started his own stained glass company, Emil Frei Art Glass, in 1898. A large portion of the studio was built by the Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony of Padua as payment for the windows for their church.
This is a large vitral by Emil Frei, this glass art piece was removed from Saint Louis church in Missouri , and now is available in our store.
On the bottom of the vitral you can read in German language "gestiftet von der - familie frank stein" in English " Sponsored by the -Family frankstein"
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