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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933)


One of America's most acclaimed artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany's career spanned from the 1870s through the 1920s. He embraced virtually every artistic and decorative medium, designing and directing his studios to produce leaded-glass windows, mosaics, lighting, glass, pottery, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, and interiors.
Sorolla 1911 Louis Comfort Tiffany
 As the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Company, the fancy goods store that became the renowned jewelry and silver firm, Tiffany chose to pursue his own artistic interests in lieu of joining the family business.Tiffany began his career as a painter, working under the influence of such artists as George Inness and Samuel Colman. Possessing financial means, he traveled extensively through Europe, North America, and in 1870 – 71, with painter R. Swain Gifford — North Africa, where he derived inspiration for Snake Charmer at Tangier, Africa. Completed in 1872 and exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the painting shows Tiffany's penchant for exotic art and architecture. Beginning in the late 1870s, Tiffany turned his attention to decorative arts and interiors, although he never abandoned painting.
Seated Nude at Lily Pond


On the Way between Old and New Cairo Citadel Mosque of Mohammed Ali and Tombs of the Mamelukes
Travelers near Cairo
Algerian Shops
Pushing Off the Boat at Sea Bright New Jersey
Boys Fishing
The Village Peddler
Untitled
Arabian Subject

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