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Tiffany Foundation

posted by LampsMakeTheRoom @ 6:27 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In 1918, the esteemed designer Louis Comfort Tiffany founded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, commonly referred to as simply the Tiffany Foundation. The foundation was established to operate Louis’ estate, Laurelton Hall, located in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Artists and craftspeople were invited to use the estate as a summer retreat.

After WWII Laurelton Hall was closed and the foundation changed its purpose to awarding grants to artists. Some notable Tiffany grant recipients include Karen LaMont, who has a permanent collection in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Paul Meltsner, who was famous for his portraits and murals. Marc Trujillo, a Guggenheim fellow, has also been a Tiffany grant recipient.

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