Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, who founded the Tiffany and Co. jewelry store. Louis Comfort Tiffany began his artistic career as a painter. As a young man he headed an interior design firm, and then went on to found Tiffany Studios, where skilled artists and artisans created works under his direction. In his designs Tiffany incorporated landscapes, floral patterns, and other natural forms in a variety of rich colors. His craftsmanship, artistic innovation, and reverence for natural beauty made him one of the most influential designers of the past two centuries.
His colorful creations are shown as small reproductions on the inside front and back covers. When you color these pictures, you might want to try to copy his colors, or you might decide to use your own. The last page of this book is blank so that you can draw and color your own picture. Let your creativity flow!
- Young Woman at Fountain window, c. 1894
- Daffodil window, 1916
- Feeding the Flamingoes window, c. 1892, from First Presbyterian Church, Hoboken, New Jersey
- Grape Arbor window (detail), after 1908
- Landscape with Peacock and Peonies window (detail), c. 1900–1910
- Lily window (detail), c. 1880s, from First Presbyterian Church, Hoboken, New Jersey
- Eggplant transom, c. 1879, from the George Kemp House, New York City
- Panel, c. 1908–1910, from the R. B. Mellon House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Parrots window, c. 1880–1890, from the William Watts Sherman House, Newport, Rhode Island
- Child with Gourd window, 1898
- Madonna and Child window (detail), 1895
- Summer, from the Four Seasons window, c. 1899–1900
- View of Oyster Bay window, c. 1908
- Wisteria panel (detail), c. 1910
A variety of colored pencils and felt pens work well on the translucent paper.