Untitled, 1995

Dick Weiss
(American, born 1946)

Location: Cheney High School, Cheney


Glass artist Dick Weiss created these three windows for Cheney High School in Northeastern Washington. Weiss notes that the design and bright colors with a lot of red and blue are inspired by decorative borders found in 13th century European stained glass designs, but also by 19th century stained glass that he saw in nearby Spokane.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Cheney School District.


Artist Dick Weiss is known for his large, glass installations. He creates glass and two-dimensional artworks that combine folk and contemporary art traditions. In his own words, "Stained glass has been a handmaiden to architecture for hundreds of years. I like that. I like its traditional, hand-built quality. It feels very human." Weiss has been working with stained glass since 1971.

Weiss was born in Everett, Western Washington and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in Connecticut. He is the recipient of 1981 and 1987 craftsman grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwestern Washington, and Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.

Material CategorySculpture - glass
MediumLeaded stained glass windows
Dimensions2 ft 5 in x 8 ft 5 in (overall)
ID NumberWSAC1994.020.000
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyCheney School District
Artwork LocationCheney High School
Main hallway, across from the library
WA CountySpokane
Site TypePublic School
Address460 North Sixth St.
Cheney, WA 99004
Geo. Coordinates47.498021, -117.576488
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