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 award recipients
- Guy Anderson, an American painter from the Northwest School
- Nicole Cherubini, an American visual artist and ceramicist
- Moyra Davey, a New York-based artist specializing in photography, video and writing
- Janet Doub Erickson, American craftswoman, blockprinter, and author
- John Drury (1997) NYC
- Teresita Fernández, New York City based artist
- Ann Gardner, an American glass artist, mosaicist, and installation artist
- Adam Helms, an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York
- Evan Holloway, an artist based in Los Angeles.
- Luise Clayborn Kaish, an American artist known for her work in sculpture, painting, and collage
- Karen LaMonte, artist.
- Ciel Bergman, then known as Cheryl Bowers, an American painter.
- Dante Marioni, an American glass artist, work featured in the National Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery
- Josiah McElheny, artist/sculptor, award winner of the Foundation's 1995 Biennial Competition
- Paul Meltsner, WPA era painter and muralist
- George Joseph Mess, a 1931 award recipient, was an American painter, printmaker, commercial artist, and art educator based in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Veraldo J. Cariani, Brown County, Indiana and Massachusetts Painter, 1920.
- Wardell Milan, New York based artist
- Eric Norstad, Northern California ceramicist and architect
- Rinaldo Paluzzi, American/Spanish painter and sculptor
- Francis J. Quirk American Painter 1932
- Andrew Raftery, American engraver and painter. Recipient of Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2003.
- 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
- Larry Sultan, an American photographer
- Marc Trujillo, North American artist/painter
- Anne Wilson, a Chicago-based, interdisciplinary artist
- Marilyn Minter, painter and photographer
- Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist’s Country Estate. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2006. Pages 210, 213.
- "Person Record: George Mess". Minnetrista. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
- "Andrew Stein Raftery". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
- Official website
- 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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