John Hutton

b. 1906d. 1978

Born in Clyde, New Zealand, John Hutton moved with his wife Helen (Nell) Blair to England in 1936. Like many other modernist artists, during WWII Hutton worked in the camouflage unit. There he met the architect Basil Spence, an influential figure in the design of the Executive Wing (Beehive) of the New Zealand Government.

Hutton specialised in glass engraving and is most famous for his commissions for Coventry Cathedral (1952-62) and the Dunkirk Memorial (1957).

See also:

John Hutton, Untitled (North-West window) (1973), Cathedral of St Paul, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2022