As we mentioned in our September WAG feature on Tiffany & Co., glassmaker Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of Tiffany founder Charles Louis Tiffany and the company’s first design director. But the younger Tiffany wanted to be a painter and so became a painter of glass, using his Favrile technique of bubbling and layering molten glass like a painterly impasto. (Many of Tiffany’s unmistakably textured stained-glass windows can be found right here in WAG country.) He’s the subject of a new show at the Museum of Biblical Art in Manhattan, which takes a scholarly, cultural approach to religion and is well worth the visit. “Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion” is on view at MOBIA, 1865 Broadway at 61st Street, through Jan. 20. (212) 408-1500, mobia.org.
About Georgette Gouveia
Georgette Gouveia is editor in chief of Westfair Communications’ WAG magazine. Prior to joining Westfair in 2010, she served as senior cultural writer with Gannett/The Journal News. She is the author of “The Essential Mary Cassatt” (Harry N. Abrams/Wonderland Press). Her blog is a partnership with ArtsWestchester. Feedback? Suggestions? They are always appreciated. Feel free to contact us: Georgette Gouveia