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Tired of typical cathedral stained-glass windows, in which drugged-looking dreamy-eyed angels sport perfect Roman noses? Look no further than Washington National Cathedral for a refreshing dose of realism. There, two windows by Jewish artist Ervin Bossanyi boast figures that register awkwardness and need, not haughty idealism. No doubt the artist’s struggles lent his work its honesty: After being declared enemy aliens by the French, both Bossanyi and his brother were interned in a prison camp for several years, and their mother was imprisoned and killed at Auschwitz. Although the artist’s windows fill the cathedrals and synagogues of South Africa and the United Kingdom, the only examples of his work in the United States reside at the National Cathedral. Bossanyi’s son, Jo Bossanyi, discusses these works and others in a slide-illustrated lecture on his father’s career at 7:30 p.m. at Washington National Cathedral’s Perry Auditorium, Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues NW. $6. For reservations call (202) 537-5700. (Jessica Dawson)