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Louis Comfort Tiffany

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: January 17, 1933 (84)
New York, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Kings County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Lewis Tiffany and Harriet Olivia Avery Tiffany
Husband of Mary Woodbridge Tiffany and Louise Wakeman Tiffany
Father of Charles Louis Tiffany, I; Hilda Goddard Tiffany; Mary Woodbridge Lusk; Charles Louis Tiffany, II; Julia de Forest Parker and 3 others
Brother of Charles Lewis Tiffany; Annie Olivia Mitchell; Louise Harriet Tiffany; Henry Charles Tiffany and Burnett Young Tiffany

Occupation: Artist
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About Louis Comfort Tiffany


Louis Comfort Tiffany (February 18, 1848 – January 17, 1933) was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. Tiffany was affiliated with a prestigious collaborative of designers known as the Associated Artists, which included Lockwood de Forest, Candace Wheeler, and Samuel Colman. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamels and metalwork.


Louis was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany and Company; and Harriet Olivia Avery Young.

Louis married Mary Woodbridge Goddard (c1850-1884) on May 15, 1872 in Norwich, Connecticut and had the following children:

  • Mary Woodbridge Tiffany (1873–1963) married Graham Lusk
  • Charles Louis Tiffany I (1874-1874)
  • Charles Louis Tiffany II (1878–1947)
  • Hilda Goddard Tiffany (1879–1908)

After the death of his wife, he married Louise Wakeman Knox (1851–1904) on November 9, 1886. They had the following children:

  • Louise Comfort Tiffany (1887–1974) married Rodman Drake DeKay Gilder
  • Julia DeForest Tiffany (1887–1973) married Gurdon S. Parker then married Francis Minot Weld
  • Annie Olivia Tiffany (1888–1892)
  • Dorothy Trimble Tiffany (1891–1979), who, as Dorothy Burlingham, later became a noted psychoanalyst and lifelong friend and partner of Anna Freud.

Many of Tiffany's descendants are active in the arts, politics, and the sciences. Only one descendant is working in glass today — Dr. Rodman Gilder Miller of Seattle, Washington.

From the 1870 federal census, Louis Comfort Tiffany lived with his parents and siblings in Greenburgh, Westchester County, New York. The family at that time consisted of: Head Charles Tiffany 50 Wife Harriet Tiffany 50 Daughter Annie Tiffany 23 Son Louis Tiffany 21 Daughter Louisa Tiffany 13 Son Burret Tiffany 11




  • William Warmus. The Essential Louis Comfort Tiffany. New York: Abrams, 2001. Pages 5-8.
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Louis Comfort Tiffany's Timeline

February 18, 1848
New York, New York, United States
April 4, 1873
Age 25
December 9, 1874
Age 26
Age 29
August 24, 1879
Age 31
Irvington, Westchester County, New York, United States
September 24, 1887
Age 39
New York, New York, United States
September 24, 1887
Age 39
New York, New York, United States
Age 39