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Louis Comfort Tiffany

American, 1848–1933

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Louis Comfort Tiffany

American, 1848–1933

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With his prodigious embrace of varied media—glass, pottery, windows, painting, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, lighting, mosaics, and interiors—Louis Comfort Tiffany was the dominant figure in American decorative arts from the 1870s to the 1920s. Granted freedom through financial means (his father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was the founder of Tiffany & Company), Tiffany chose to forge his own artistic path, originally working as a painter and developing an extensive appreciation for nature and foreign cultures through his travels. Best known for his work with glass, Tiffany began to study the chemistry and techniques of glassmaking at age 24, ultimately establishing his own firm and a reputation for decorative glass and his patented opalescent windows.

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Biography

With his prodigious embrace of varied media—glass, pottery, windows, painting, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, lighting, mosaics, and interiors—Louis Comfort Tiffany was the dominant figure in American decorative arts from the 1870s to the 1920s. Granted freedom through financial means (his father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was the founder of Tiffany & Company), Tiffany chose to forge his own artistic path, originally working as a painter and developing an extensive appreciation for nature and foreign cultures through his travels. Best known for his work with glass, Tiffany began to study the chemistry and techniques of glassmaking at age 24, ultimately establishing his own firm and a reputation for decorative glass and his patented opalescent windows.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Articles Featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany
How Japan Has Inspired Western Artists, from the Impressionists to Today
Aug 10th, 2018
How Japan Has Inspired Western Artists, from the Impressionists to Today
Inside the World’s Largest Collection of Tiffany Glass Lamps
Oct 5th, 2017
Inside the World’s Largest Collection of Tiffany Glass Lamps
Art Nouveau
Nov 23rd, 2016
Art Nouveau
Happy Birthday, Louis Comfort Tiffany
Feb 18th, 2013
Happy Birthday, Louis Comfort Tiffany
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