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date: 26 May 2024

Tiffany, Louis Comfort (1848–1933). Designer and painter 

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Ann Lee Morgan

Known to a wide audience for spectacular work in glass, he excelled in virtually all decorative media, including ceramics, jewelry, enamelwork, metalwork, and mosaic. He also designed entire interiors integrating numerous media into harmonious relationships. In the 1880s he was central to reviving stained glass as an artistic medium, as he developed new production techniques and popularized its use in both private and public buildings. In the mid-1890s he devised the “Tiffany lamp,” a form he created by wrapping a modern invention, the electric light bulb, with a shade fabricated from stained glass. Tiffany also pioneered new forms and techniques in the making of glass vases. For these, in ... ...

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