Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1848 –1933. An American artist and designer, worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his stained-glass work. He’s associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements; his father founded Tiffany and Company. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamels and metalwork. He attended the Eagleswood Military Academy, and started out as a painter, studying under George Inness and Samuel Colman in New York City, and Léon Bailly in Paris. He worked at glasshouses in Brooklyn. The first Tiffany Glass Company was incorporated, and became the Tiffany Studios.
He trademarked his Favrile glass, enamel and pottery, and produced it commercially in 1895. His factory employed more than 300 artisans. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Florida has a comprehensive collection of Tiffany works, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows and lamps.