​​In the early 1970’s Richard branched out on his own, opening Marks Studios from his home in Adrian, Michigan.  He quickly grew out of his home studio and in 1976 purchased an historic cobblestone church in Tecumseh, Michigan (now home of the Tecumseh Historical Museum).

​Richard Marks ​began his career as a professional artist in the 1950’s at the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts...

    After completing an internship at McMahon Stained Glass Studios in Detroit, he found his calling in the design and creation of liturgical stained glass art.  In 1961, at the age of 28, Richard was appointed lead designer at the renowned Detroit Stained Glass Works.  He later accepted the lead design position at the equally prodigious White and Associates in Canton, Ohio. 

Through the years, Richard continued to paint and draw using various mediums, resulting in an impressive collection of  timeless works of fine art.  

Circa 1958


Detroit, 1958

 It is our hope that Richard's vast contribution to the world of art and culture will be appreciated for decades to come. 

Richard G Marks, a student at the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts

There, Richard and his staff designed, assembled and restored stained glass windows for hundreds of churches and organizations in the Midwest and beyond. 


Craig Pearson of CP Glassworks 

Detroit Skyline 

Stained Glass Repair and Restoration...

Continuing the Tradition

Learn More About Richard Marks

Over a span of several decades, Richard and his crew repaired and restored hundreds of stained glass windows.  Today the tradition continues...


Craig Pearson, an original member of Richard's crew, and Master Stained Glass Craftsman is available to repair and restore your stained glass windows, panels, lamps and more.