Click the links and take a look at these beautiful galleries of photographs documenting the restored stained glass windows in the art nouveau synagogues in Subotica and Novi Sad, Serbia!
The work was carried out by the Stanišić Stained Glass and Mosaic studio, a company founded in 1908 and based in Sombor, Serbia (with offices also in the U.S., Croatia and Russia). It specializes in stained glass installations and restorations for churches and other buildings.
The northern facade of the synagogue was completely renovated by a consortium between the Stanišić studio and the “Ekspres Servis” construction company, as part of the decades-long and ongoing overall restoration of the building. The synagogue, built in 1902, designed by the Budapest-based architects Marcell Komor and Dezso Jakab, and is a treature of Hungarian art nouveau architecture. (Komor and Jakab also designed other buildings in the town.) The synagogue’s stained glass windows, which, like many other decorative elements incorporated Hungarian floral folk motifs, were created by Miksa Roth, the leading stained glass artist of the day.
The Stanišić web site states that it also carried out the restoration of the severely damaged stained glass windows at the Novi Sad synagogue and also made new stained glass windows to replace those that were completely missing. (No date is given, but restoration work on the synagogue took place in the 1990s.) The synagogue, designed by Lipot Baumhorn, was built between 1905 and 1909.