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Louis Comfort Tiffany Centennial Lecture
Parlor, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, 6:00 PM
Sponsored by the SCNY Program Committee.
A close-up look at one of the Salmagundi Club’s most famous members…
Louis Comfort Tiffany
In addition to his masterful stained glass art business, Louis Comfort Tiffany was a proud member of the Salmagundi Club. Learn how he established his place in New York’s Gilded Age society, built a dazzling career and created iconic masterpieces that are still enjoyed today.
Tiffany hailed from a distinguished family, including his father, Charles, best known for his famous New York City jewelry empire. Louis Comfort had great homes in New York City and Long Island, including Laurelton Hall (which has remnants on permanent display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art). His stained-glass windows can still be seen in countless churches throughout New York and beyond. His design of the historic Veterans Room at the Park Avenue Armory, which involved both Tiffany and fellow Salmagundian Stanford White is legendary.
This lecture features information about Tiffany’s life and art, as well as the latest museum exhibitions about town honoring his contributions. Also gain new insights that have been recently uncovered about Tiffany lamp designs and the men and women behind the scenes who are now just getting credit for their works!
About the Speaker:
Debbie Wells is the co-founder of Artful Circle with Franklin Hill Perrell, former Chief Curator of the Nassau County Museum of Art. Artful Circle offers tours and lectures about art, as well as provide publicity and curatorial services for artists and museums. Visit www.artfulcircle.com for information and read their on-line publication, www.artfulobserver.com Wells is also the Chair of the Board of Directors at the Art League of Long Island (www.artleagueli.net) in Dix Hills. Wells is an Artist Member of the historic Salmagundi Club in NYC and has exhibited in several art galleries and clubs. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Wells is an award-winning graphic designer specializing in corporate and non-profit publication design.