Anselm Atkins (1934-1999)

Anselm Atkins was born in 1934. A well-known artist, author, and humanist, he spent most of his life in Georgia.
Atkins learned how to create stained glass art as a Trappist monk at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers; the monastery features some of his windows. Atkins later left the monastery and earned a doctorate in literature and theology from Emory University in Atlanta. A longtime member of the Atlanta Audubon Society, he wrote articles and created art for the society's newsletter for sixteen years. Atkins died from liver cancer on September 10, 1999.
An untitled stained glass piece, created by Atkins in partnership with Kenneth E. Moss, is part of Georgia's State Art Collection.
close

Loading

Cite This Article
Brady, James. "Anselm Atkins (1934-1999)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 15 January 2016. Web. 23 October 2019.
From Our Home Page
Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1868-1940)

Georgia native Robert Sengstacke Abbott founded, edited, and published the Chicago Defender, for decades the country's dominant African American newspaper.

Read more...
Charles B. Cluskey (ca. 1808-1871)

Charles Cluskey was an antebellum architect and a prominent designer of Greek revival–style houses and public buildings in Augusta,

Read more...
Civil War Cemeteries

Both during and after the Civil War (1861-65), Georgians faced the task of burying the Confederate and Union soldiers who died

Read more...
USS Savannah

Between the late eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, multiple ships belonging to the U.S. Navy were named Savannah.

Read more...
Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries