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Louis Comfort Tiffany was born in New York in 1848. He was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany who founded 'Tiffany and Company' in 1850. His father's company had a great significance for L.C. Tiffany's development and artistic expression. Regardless of his father's wealth, approximating 35 million dollars at the time, L.C. Tiffany wanted his talent to make an impact in the world. He travelled across America and Europe and came under different influences enlarging his knowledge.

L.C. Tiffany started out as a painter. Later he founded companies 'L.C. Tiffany and Associated American Artists' and 'Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company'. These companies specialized in designing and decorating interiors, and employed a large number of artisans. He became famous for making glasshouses, glass windows, and decorative glass objects. He didn't find the glass he was using pure enough so he founded the glass factory 'Stourbridge Glass Company'. He aimed to make the glass as pure as possible, i.e. to have glass without the greenish hue it had due to the small amounts of iron oxide from sand, which is an important part of the glass, and he succeeded in it. He is considered a glass designer. Workers had to implement his ideas and they often had problems in finding technical solutions for their realization. Designing the lighting for cinema 'Lyceum' in New York in collaboration with Thomas Edison, led to a new idea - designing lamps. On Tiffany lamps, all the beauty of glass becomes evident, and the light takes on a new dimension. Pieces of glass that were left from making windows and stained glass windows are now used for making lamps. The lamps were set on bases that had small pieces of glass arranged within the bronze frame, or later only on the bronze stand. His goal was to bring into American homes as much warmth and motifs from nature as possible. He found inspiration in flowers, a peacock's tail, a spider web, or a dragonfly.

The first lamp was made around 1885. One of the most famous is 'Nautilus'. In 1890 he established the company called 'Tiffany Studio'. His lamps were patented. They were regularly awarded. History tells us that L.C. Tiffany never made ​​a lamp himself, but at his factory's peak he employed 300 artisans who made lamps according to his ideas. The first exhibition of lamps was in 1899. The lamps became extremely popular overseas. The business thrived throughout the world until 1917, when he retired because of the First World War. He left a few workers who continued to work under the name 'Tiffany Furnaces'.

In 1933, Louis Comfort Tiffany died in New York at the age of 85. That same year, his company declared bankruptcy.

In mid-20th century, collectors and museums again showed interest in the overall work of L.C. Tiffany, and some lamps have reached the price of a several thousand to over a million dollars.

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