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Tiffany

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Tiffany, Charles Lewis, 1812-1902, American merchant, b. Killingly, Conn. He founded the famous jewelry firm of Tiffany and Company, New York City. His improvements in styles of silverware won wide recognition, and when in 1851 he introduced the English standard of sterling silver, the leading silversmiths in the United States followed his example. Much of his later life was devoted to studying and encouraging the fine arts.
Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933, American artist, decorative designer, and art patron, b. New York City; son of Charles Lewis Tiffany. He studied painting with Inness and in Paris and painted oils and watercolors in Europe and Morocco. Later he established the interior-decorating firm in New York City which came to be known as Tiffany Studios. The firm specialized in favrile glass work, characterized by iridescent colors and natural forms in the art nouveau style. This work ranged from lamps and vases to stained-glass windows and a huge glass curtain for the national theater in Mexico City. His lamps became enormously popular in the 1960s and were widely imitated. In 1919, Tiffany established the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, which presently provides study and travel grants for art students. Tiffany is represented in the Metropolitan Museum by a painting, Snake Charmer at Tangiers, in the Museum of Modern Art (New York City) by several glass pieces, and most completely in the Neustadt Museum of Tiffany Art (New York City).

See E. Neustadt's The Lamps of Tiffany (1971).

Vase of Favrile glass made by Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York City, 1896; in the Victoria and elipsis

(born Feb. 18, 1848, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Jan. 17, 1933, New York City) U.S. painter, craftsman, philanthropist, decorator, and designer. The son of the famous jeweler Charles Louis Tiffany (1812–1902), he studied painting with American painter George Inness and in Paris; he was a recognized painter before he began to experiment with stained glass in 1875. He founded a glassmaking factory in Queens, N.Y., in 1878. There he developed an iridescent glass he called Favrile, which achieved widespread popularity in Europe. After 1900 Tiffany's firm ventured into lamps, jewelry, pottery, and bibelots. He is internationally recognized as one of the greatest forces of the Art Nouveau style.

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Vase of Favrile glass made by Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York City, 1896; in the Victoria and elipsis

(born Feb. 18, 1848, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Jan. 17, 1933, New York City) U.S. painter, craftsman, philanthropist, decorator, and designer. The son of the famous jeweler Charles Louis Tiffany (1812–1902), he studied painting with American painter George Inness and in Paris; he was a recognized painter before he began to experiment with stained glass in 1875. He founded a glassmaking factory in Queens, N.Y., in 1878. There he developed an iridescent glass he called Favrile, which achieved widespread popularity in Europe. After 1900 Tiffany's firm ventured into lamps, jewelry, pottery, and bibelots. He is internationally recognized as one of the greatest forces of the Art Nouveau style.

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Tiffany is a town in Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 633 at the 2000 census. The villages of Boyceville and Downing are located within the town.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 633 people, 230 households, and 177 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.1 people per square mile (8.2/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 8.0/sq mi (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.53% White, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 230 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $42,750. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $21,023 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,203. About 12.9% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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