Louis Comfort Tiffany

by Chandler R. Clifford

Louis C. Tiffany, born at New York, 1848, was a pupil of George Inness and studied in Paris under Léon Bailly. After gaining an excellent reputation as a painter in oils, Mr. Tiffany turned his attention to the applied arts, and has done much to further the good name of American design. He became well known as a manufacturer of windows in opalescent glass and of mural decorations in Byzantine glass mosaic, and through this turned his attention to the construction of articles of utility, thus producing Favrille glass.

This short biographical sketch was published in Chandler R. Clifford, Period Decoration, Clifford & Lawton, New York, 1901.

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