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Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort TiffanyBorn: 18-Feb-1848
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 17-Jan-1933
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Artist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Stained glassmaker, jewelry designer

Glassmaker known for his stained glass windows and mosaic lamps. His creations were done in the Art Nouveau style. He was hired in 1881 by President Chester A. Arthur to redecorate the State apartments in the White House. He was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Co., and began designing jewelry in 1904, and also designed furniture and textiles. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida, is the largest repository of Louis Comfort Tiffany art. It includes the Tiffany Chapel and antiques rescued from Laurelton Hall, the large home that Tiffany designed.

Wife: Mary Woodridge Goddard (Known as "May", d. 1884)
Wife: Louise Wakeman Knox (m. 1886, d. 1904)
Daughter: Julia de Forest (b. 1887, d. 1973)
Daughter: Louise Comfort (b. 1887, d. 1974)
Daughter: Dorothy Trimble Burlingham (b. 1891, d. 1979)
Father: Charles Lewis Tiffany (founder of Tiffany and Young co.)
Mother: Harriet Young Tiffany

    Tiffany & Co.
    American Water Color Society
    National Academy of Design
    Society of American Artists Co-Founder
    Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts


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