A vintage, mid century modern single door by American artist Edgar Britton. This Chapel wooden front door has eight small windows of varying, quadrilateral shapes all flanking a tree center. Each window is made up of various shades of blue and green stained glass. The wide door frame is carved with a sun, two birds, prairie grass, fish, the moon and a star, Zonta Chapel, a horse and turtle. The surround retains the original black and grey baseboard. The door handle is carved is a Z-shape.
Mid Century Modern
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Edgar Britton (American, 1901-82) | Born in Nebraska, Edgar Britton was a painter, muralist and sculptor. He worked in Iowa with Grant Wood from 1920-24 and then moved to Chicago in 1925, where he worked on various architectural commissions. Due to health reasons he moved to Colorado in 1942 where he remained until his death. Britton taught at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center and focused mainly on creating sculpture during this period.
Carved monogram (lower right): EB.
Zonta Chapel, University Hospital (Denver, Colorado, 1962-2007).
Mid 20th century
Width 71.5 Depth 1.25 Height 94.5 inches
Door: Width 38 Depth 1.75 Height 84.25 inches