Sunday, October 6, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Presenter: Michael Burlingham │ Great-grandson of Louis Comfort Tiffany & NYC-based writer, editor & photographer
Louis Comfort Tiffany was not just an extraordinary artist but also a colorful character. To better understand his complex personality, take a profusely illustrated PowerPoint trip with the Tiffany family from their modest beginnings on a farm in Massachusetts to northeastern Connecticut, where LCT’s grandfather was a cotton manufacturer at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Find out who the Tiffany’s were, how they influenced one another, and what motivated their varied achievements, from textiles to glass.
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Michael John Burlingham is a New York City-based writer, editor, and photographer. He became interested in his great-grandfather Louis Comfort Tiffany while a graduate student at UCLA. His paternal grandmother, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, then the artist’s last living child, invited him to her London home to discuss her famous father in 1978 and again in 1979. That year, Mr. Burlingham gave his first presentation on the life and work of LCT, at the Grey Art Gallery in New York, and he has since lectured widely on the subject. In 1989, 10 years after his grandmother’s passing, he published The Last Tiffany: A Biography of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham(Atheneum), which met with critical acclaim and was reprinted in paperback by Other Press in 2002. It is currently offered as an audio book by New Street Communications.