DANIEL GOLDON WOLKOFF
Daniel was exposed very early to decorative arts, his father Leonard, and Grandparents Daniel and Golda, had silverware and jewelry businesses in New York City.
A life long artist, in 1975, Daniel learned traditional stained glass technique with
America’s foremost stained glass restorer, Jack Cushen.
Inspired by Cushen’s excellence and his desire to go much further with his art, Daniel later worked at Durhan, one of
New York’s oldest stained glass restoration studios. Art and design classes, woodworking, furniture refinishing, photo processing and exhibit production, enriched his artistic vision and scope.
In 1989, Daniel combined his fascination with DC’s turn of the century architecture and antique restoration, to devote full time to founding Adams Morgan Stained Glass.
For over twenty five years, the studio has designed original commissions, restored hundreds of antique stained glass and historic wood windows, skylights and lamps and conserved numerous objects of art and antique furniture.
Daniel has appeared on HG TV's "Restore America", and presented his slide and video lecture on historic restoration to Smithsonian Associates, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Traditional Building Magazine's "Restoration and Renovation" Conference in Boston 1998 and Baltimore 2009.
Recent commissions include, restoring five "Mayer of Munich" apse windows for the Catholic University of America's original chapel, Caldwell Hall built in 1889. During 2012, the studio restored historic decorative windows and the entrance door, to the Victorian Plant Cabinet in Gallaudet University's President's Residence, designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead in 1868.