Louis Comfort Tiffany is one of America’s most esteemed artists and had a career which spanned five decades, beginning in the 1870s and lasting through the 1920s. He not only produced leaded-glass windows, mosaics, lighting, glass, pottery, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, and interiors, he was also a painter, which is how he began his artistic career. His father was Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Company, which was and still is renowned for its silver creations. Rather than joining the family business, he struck out on his own creating such awesome work as the following windows.
He is of course also known for his design of beautiful stained glass lampshades.
I have several lamps with stained glass shades and while pretty they can in no way attempt to rival in beauty and design the wonderful work of Louis Comfort Tiffany. I’m going to be looking into recent designers of stained glass pieces and will be writing about them soon. Stay tuned!