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Louis Comfort Tiffany

Clara Driscoll, Wisteria Table lamp, ca. 1901. Glass, bronze. Tiffany Studios, Gift of Dr. Egon Neustadt, N84.132

Louis Comfort Tiffany—son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Co. — is an American artist and designer best known for his work with stained glass, especially lamps. He founded his own glassmaking firm in 1885, which by 1902 became known as Tiffany Studios. At its peak, the workshop employeed more than 300 artists, many of whom were women. Head of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department Clara Driscoll’s recently discovered correspondence, written during her employment at Tiffany Studios at the turn of the century, reveals that she was responsible for many of the firm’s most iconic lampshades, including the Wisteria, Dragonfly and Poppy, as well as numerous other objects made with glass, bronze and mosaic.

Exhibitions

A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls
Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York

Audio/Video

Audio Tour: Tiffany Lamps
Video: Dragonfly Lamp
Video: Tiffany & Co. Ice Cream Dish

Blog Posts

Behind the Scenes: Tiffany Girls and the Bomb Sniffing Dog 

Collections

Tiffany Lamp Collection
Museum Collection

 

 

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