Charles Hajdamach, guest speaker at the September meeting of the Gainsborough and District Fine Arts society at the Trinity Centre, presented ‘Rebel in Glass: the Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
As a leading authority on glass in England and who writes extensively on the subject, Mr Hajdamach discussed how the son of a fancy goods store proprietor became renowned world-wide as a leader in high end jewellery, a leader of the Art Nouveau movement and well known for the stained glass lamps and windows which brighten many museums, banks, hospitals and hotel lobbies.
Louis Comfort Tiffany embraced virtually every artistic and decorative medium that was available to him, designing and directing his studios instead of joining the family business.
He was one of America’s most acclaimed artists, with a career spanning from the 1870s to the early 1920s.
The next meeting is on October 6, when Michael Howard will speak on Victorian Art and Society.
Always at 1.45 pm in the Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough (01427 676655) on the first Thursday of the month (ex Jan, July and August).
For Membership call 01427 788550. Visitors are very welcome for £5 entrance.
Further info from chairman: Jillian Horberry 01427 752230.
A light lunch is bookable with Rachel by the preceding Monday on 01427 838780.