Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages by Marilynn A. Johnson

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages

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Few American artists have undergone such shifts in critical opinion as Louis Comfort Tiffany. Initially as a painter, then as an interior designer and experimenter in the medium of glass, Tiffany attained a position of great status in the arts. However, when America joined the First World War, many critics considered his art shallow and outdated and throughout the '30s and ...more
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Chapel Of Light Shines At Museum

By Compiled From Staff Reports, October 22, 2001
A multimillion-dollar Tiffany chapel created more than 100 years ago was almost lost forever before being restored and put on display at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park. The rich, Byzantine-inspired interior with its huge columns and arches debuted in 1893 at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It brought designer Louis Comfort Tiffany a level of international acclaim few American artists enjoyed at the time. With his glass mosaic surfaces reflecting light through the intense colors of stained glass, Tiffany hoped to showcase the artistry and craftsmanship of his newly founded firm, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. But the work evoked such strong religious feelings among those who viewed it that men doffed their hats in response.
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Photographs Illustrate Another Chapter Of Tiffany's Creative Life

February 9, 2001
Most people know Louis Comfort Tiffany for his lamps and his revolutionary and internationally heralded stained-glass windows, but few have any idea that he was also a photographer whose interest extended to art photography. This intriguing chapter of Tiffany's creative life is illustrated in more than 30 images that will go on view Tuesday at the Morse Museum of American Art in the first-known exhibition of his photography: "Louis Comfort Tiffany, Photographer." The exhibition will continue through June 10. Tiffany's many photographic subjects included people, boats, landscapes and architecture.
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Museum Revives Stained-glass Sparkle Of Tiffany Chapel

By Compiled From Staff Reports, October 15, 1999
A multimillion-dollar Tiffany chapel created more than 100 years ago was almost lost forever before being restored and put on display this spring at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park.The rich, Byzantine-inspired interior with its huge columns and arches debuted in 1893 at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It brought designer Louis Comfort Tiffany a level of international acclaim few American artists enjoyed at the time.With his glass mosaic surfaces reflecting light through the intense colors of stained glass, Tiffany hoped to showcase the artistry and craftsmanship of his newly founded firm, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. But the work evoked such strong religious feelings among those who viewed it that men doffed their hats in response.
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Letters enlighten art detectives on woman behind Tiffany works

By Lisa Anderson Chicago Tribune, March 6, 2007
NEW YORK -- Asking who designed Louis Comfort Tiffany's iconic lamps might seem the decorative art world's equivalent to the schoolyard stumper, "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" While Ulysses S. Grant is indeed buried in Grant's tomb, fresh evidence reveals that Tiffany did not design most of the lavish leaded-glass lamps bearing his name, solving a century-old mystery art historians didn't even know existed. So, whodunit? Clara Pierce Wolcott Driscoll did. And she, and the 35 women who worked under her supervision, did it very well, as a new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, "A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls," makes clear.
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Tiffany Shines At Smithsonian

By Glen Elsasser, Chicago Tribune, November 25, 1989
The colossus of Tiffany lamps is crowned with a shade of deep red poppies, a lush indoor garden when lighted.Standing more than 6 feet tall, the lamp's shade is 30 inches in diameter, the largest floor model ever made by Tiffany Studios - the atelier of Louis Comfort Tiffany, artist turned artisan. For more than 50 years beginning in the late 1800s, New York-based Tiffany Studios produced tasteful items for American homes.''Until this show, no one had seen a floor lamp of such dimensions,'' said Alastair Duncan, guest consultant for the Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery in Washington.
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Friday Nights Are Free At Home Of Tiffany Glass

November 11, 1999
Visitors have an even better chance to check out the world's largest collection of the stained-glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.Not only is the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art offering free admission on Friday evenings through the end of the year, it's staying open later than usual to make it easier for busy art lovers to pay a visit to the impressive collection.From 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday in November and December, you can stroll through the galleries and admire the works of Tiffany, including a multimillion-dollar chapel made for the 1893 World's Fair and painstakingly restored by the museum this year.
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Free Fridays at the Morse

By Mary Frances Emmons, Sentinel Staff Writer, November 20, 2009
WHAT: If you needed another reason to love this time of year, here are several: the return of free Friday nights at the Morse Museum in Winter Park (which continue well into spring), along with the museum's much loved (and free) Christmas in the Park event, now in its 31st year, and its annual free admission day on Christmas Eve. Although the museum is open free tonight, the Morse's musical program starts next Friday. (Pictured: "Hudson River Landscape near Dobbs Ferry," circa 1870 by Samuel Colman, part of the museum's "Paintings by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his Circle," through Oct. 3, 2010.
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Tiffany's Treasure Is In Season

October 9, 2001
Today the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art unveils something not seen in nearly 100 years: the restored and reunited panels of Louis Comfort Tiffany's breathtaking window, "The Four Seasons." The 16-foot installation reunites six border panels with the four primary panels for the first time since Tiffany divided them for installation in his Long Island home, Laurelton Hall, where they were incorporated into the living room and entry hall. Originally presented in Paris in 1892, the window won international praise throughout the 1890s and took a gold medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
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Morse Museum offers free guided tour of Tiffany wing

Posted by Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel Arts Writer, August 1, 2013
WHAT: If you still haven't gotten around to viewing the Morse Museum's newest Tiffany wing galleries, here's a great opportunity: Morse curator Donna Climenhage will give two free tours on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The Morse is the world's foremost museum for the works of American glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Its newest galleries, highlighting Tiffany's longtime Long Island estate and its decorative furnishings, opened in February 2011. The galleries display more than 250 treasures from the estate, called Laurelton Hall.
here's a great opportunity: Morse curator Donna Climenhage will give two free tours on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The Morse is the world's foremost museum for the works of American glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Its newest galleries, highlighting Tiffany's longtime Long Island estate and its decorative furnishings, opened in February 2011. The galleries display more than 250 treasures from the estate, called Laurelton Hall.
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