The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation was founded in 1918 by Louis Comfort Tiffany to operate his estate, Laurelton Hall, in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. It was designed to be a summer retreat for artists and craftspeople. In 1946 the estate closed and the foundation changed its purpose from a retreat to the bestowing of grants to artists.
In closing down her father's residence after his death, George Frederick Kunz' daughter, Ruby Zinsser, donated two paintings by Louis C. Tiffany to the Tiffany Foundation. "In 1935, the family of George F. Kunz donated two Tiffany paintings to the picture gallery." In this, she was following her father's inclination, since he had previously donated a Syrian bracelet and mineral collection to the Foundation in 1928.
Notable fellowship recipients
- Guy Anderson, an American painter from the Northwest School
- Janet Doub Erickson, American craftswoman, blockprinter, and author
- Ernest Freed, Fresco Artist
- Adam Helms, an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York
- Evan Holloway, an artist based in Los Angeles.
- Karen LaMonte, artist with work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, De Young Museum, and others.
- Dante Marioni, an American glass artist, work featured in the National Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery
- Josiah McElheny, artist/sculptor, award winner of the 1995 Biennial competition
- Paul Meltsner, WPA era painter and muralist
- Wardell Milan, New York based artist
- Eric Norstad, Northern California ceramicist and architect
- Porter Price, Kansas City Artist and Teacher
- Edna Reindel, American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and muralist. Recipient of Fellowship in 1926 & 1932
- Noel Rockmore, an American painter from NYC and New Orleans. Recipient of Fellowship in 1956 & 1963
- Marc Trujillo, North American artist/painter, also a 2008 Guggenheim fellow
- Anne Wilson, a Chicago based, interdisciplinary artist
- Moyra Davey, a New York based artist specializing in photography, video and writing
- Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist’s Country Estate. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2006. Pages 210, 213.
- The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
- Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: an artist's country estate, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on the Foundation
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