Louis Comfort Tiffany (born February 18, 1848 in New York City-died on January 17, 1933 in New York) is an American artist famous for his stained glass works in the art nouveau style. Creator of several companies, he also painted, designed jewelry and furniture, today a Tiffany lamp of its creation is worth several tens of thousands of dollars.
Louis is the son of Harriet and Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of a thriving jewellery company, Tiffany & Co. He studied in 1866 at the American Academy of design.
His first achievement was a painting performed while he was a pupil of George Inness in 1867. At the age of 24, he was interested in glass work. It was at this time that he met Mary Woodbridge Goddard, whom he married on May 15, 1872.
In 1885, he created his own glass-working company and invented a process for making opalin glasses, to which other artists prefer clear tinted glass. Each point of view is motivated by the ideals of the arts and Crafts movement founded by William Morris in Britain. One of comfort's competitors is the glassmaker John La Farge (1835-1910).
In 1893, his company introduced a new technique, "Favrile", for the manufacture of vases and bowls. This name is derived from the Latin fabrilis, which means "handmade" 1. He also produced stained glass Windows (notably at Church of the incarnation, Madison Avenue, New York), while his company created a range of interior decorations. He uses all his talents to design his own House, Laurelton Hall, in Oyster Bay, Long Island, completed in 1904.
It creates many companies: L. C. Tiffany & associated artists (created in 1879), an interior decorating company (in which he collaborated, including Stanford white), the Tiffany Glass Co (created in 1885), Tiffany glass and decorating co, Tiffany Studios, Tiffany furnaces and L.C. Tiffany furnaces.
He gradually withdrew from business at the end of the years 1920. His firm Tiffany Studios went bankrupt in 19321, a year before his death. Louis Comfort Tiffany was buried in the Green-wood cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
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