|A New Light on Tiffany | Eidelberg, Gray, Hofer|
Last month I was in Winter Park, Florida, for my second visit to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. The museum is known primarily for its collection of Tiffany glass, and artifacts relating to Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Both books describe how Clara Driscoll (1861-1944) was a driving force behind the mosaic glass creations that we most often associate with Louis Comfort Tiffany, despite the fact that she got almost no credit in her own lifetime.
For those of you who are addicted to emails and tweeting, it might be worth noting that Clara Driscoll is finally getting her due because she wrote voluminous letters about her work, letters that were shared and saved by her family.
|Dragonfly Lamp | objectsnotpaintings.blogspot.com|
|Butterfly Lamp, by Clara Driscoll | www.svreeland.com|
|Wisteria Lamp, by Clara Driscoll | michellemjones.com|
|Clara Driscoll and fellow Tiffany employee Joseph Briggs in 1902 | Metropolitan Museum of Art|
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