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Louis Comfort Tiffany
(1848 - 1933)

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1848 Born 18 February in New York
1866 Studies painting with George Inness
1870 Visits Europe and the Middle East
1872 Marries Mary Woodbridge Goddard
1873 First experiments with glassmaking
1877 Formed the Society of American Artists together with John La Farge and Augustus Saint-Gaudens
1879 Establishes the interior decorating firm of Louis C. Tiffany and Associated Artists in partnership with Candace Wheeler, Samuel Colman and Lockwood DeForest
1880 Full member of the National Academy of Design
1881 Patents opalescent window glass
1883 Leaves L.C. Tiffany and Associated Artists
1884 Wife dies
1885 Creation of Tiffany Glass Company
1887 Associate member of the National Academy of Design
1889 Travels extensively throughout Europe
1895 First commercially produced lamps
1900 Elected chevalier of the Legion of Honour of France
1900 Wins Gold medal for applied arts, Paris Expo.
1902 Tiffany & Co.'s first Design Director
1918 Establishes the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation for art students at Oyster Bay
1926 Wins gold medal, Sesquicentennial Expo., Philadelphia
1933 Dies 17 January in New York City
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