Sunday, February 18, 2018

Louis Comfort Tiffany. Born on this day in 1848.

Tiffany Studios (New York), Dragonfly Library Lamp, ca. 1905 - 10 Leaded glass; cast bronze Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born on this day in 1848 (Feb 18, 1848 - January 17, 1933). An icon of American art, he was a leader in the American field of decorative arts, with particular emphasis on Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. 

The company is still around today, although not doing very well on the stock market:

Tiffany Studios Daffodil stained glass leaded lampshade, now known to be one of head designer Clara Driscoll's creations
Close-up of a Tiffany Studios "Venetian" desk lamp, c. 1910–20
Heilbrun Time Line of Art:

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

I have always loved Tiffany lamps, especially when they hang over a table. I've had a few fake ones and I loved the look. I think if you can find authentic ones today it would cost more than I have in my checking account. :) Still, this type of mosaic shade is something I will always love.