(German, born 1924, died 2011)
Late German artist Ludwig Schaffrath was a celebrated creator of abstract stained-glass artworks. In the 1970s, he taught at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwest Washington, among other U.S. schools. He was influential to many American glass artists. He served as a teaching assistant to architecutral glass artist Anton Wendling at the Technical University in Aachen, Germany from 1947-1954. He also taught in Austria and Japan, and served as a professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany from 1985-1993.