Born in New York City in 1848, Louis Tiffany was a painter, designer and world-famous glass maker.
The son of famed jeweler and Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Tiffany, he began experimenting with stained glass in 1875, and co-founded a glass-making company in New York City in 1878. When disagreements between Tiffany and his partners caused the business to close in the mid-1880s, Tiffany started his own firm (later named Tiffany Studios). In the early 1890s, he created a type of glass known for its iridescent coloring, called "Favrile," helping him secure his status as a world leader in glass production. He died in New York City in 1933.