No Chagall windows are known to exist in Canada, but Montreal nearly had some!
While the 12 windows at All Saints Tudeley were being created between 1967 and 1975, a Montreal Synagogue was considering a commission to Chagall. However a fine Montreal artist was selected instead.
The story behind the windows
In 1963, the daughter of Sir Henry and Lady D’Avigdor-Goldsmid drowned in a sailing accident. As a memorial to their beloved daughter, the couple decided to commission Marc Chagall to design and install one stained glass window for their local church.
Marc Chagall agreed to the commission and made one window. When Chagall arrived for the dedication of his window in 1967, he felt overwhelmed by the beauty of this church. He exclaimed:
“C’est magnifique! Je les ferai tous!“ (“It’s magnificent! I will do them all!”)
Over the next ten years Marc Chagall designed the remaining eleven windows for this church.
The windows were installed in 1985, just before Chagall’s death. This small church in Tudeley is the only church in the world that has ALL of its stained-glass windows designed by the world famous Marc Chagall.
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Source: itravelwithart’s Marc Chagall Stained Glass Windows Around the World