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The Tiffany Girls: Casting New Light on the Women Behind the Glass - A talk by Community Contributor Katherine Saville

Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 
7 pm
Cost: 
Talk and Tour $15 Member $20 Non-Member

Cost for Talk or Tour Only: $10 Member, $15 Non-Member

Meet the remarkable women designers of Tiffany Studios and be inspired by their prolific work from the early twentieth century. Although they mostly remain anonymous, this talented group of “Tiffany Girls” worked tirelessly to create many of the masterpieces associated with the founder, Louis Comfort Tiffany, including the iconic stained-glass lamps. Their leader, Clara Driscoll, did the unthinkable for that time; she managed a cohort of fifty women artists, won the 1900 World’s Fair design award, fended off an attack by the men’s union and attained independent financial success. Katherine Saville will share intriguing behind-the-scene stories involving the vibrant personalities who collaborated to produce the very best in design and flair. “Tiffany Girls” examines Clara Driscoll’s role in and impact on the historic atelier of Louis Comfort Tiffany. A tour of the First Presbyterian Church Tiffany stained glass windows is available on Saturday, February 29 at 10am.

Special thanks to our Community Contributor Series Sponsor Reuland & Turnbough, Funeral Directors of Lake Forest.

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