The Stained Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort TiffanyOn this day in 1848, the great stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany was born. He was the son of the Tiffany. He came from money — much further back than his father. But we don’t need to talk about that. He actually worked in a lot of different forms including painting. But it is the stained glass that really stands out. He did a lot of Art Nouveau, but his most interesting stuff is his religious work — although I don’t think he was a particularly religious person.

So let’s look at some of his work. First, here is Sermon on the Mount from 1902:

Sermon on the Mount - Louis Comfort Tiffany

And here is Girl with Cherry Blossoms from a decade earlier:

Girl with Cherry Blossoms - Louis Comfort Tiffany

There is a lot more of his work you can check out on Google Images. But I think you get the idea. He also did a lot of those stained glass lamps, but that was just part of the family business. Try not to think about it.

Happy birthday Louis Comfort Tiffany!

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