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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
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Chicago monument's facelift to be unveiled

CHICAGO, June 29 (UPI) -- The results of a major restoration of the Tiffany dome of the Chicago Cultural Center will be unveiled next month, a conservator says.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 18, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2006 with 316 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2005 with 316 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2004 with 317 to follow.
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N.Y. art, antiques fairs vie for big bucks

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- For 10 days in January each year a growing number of art and antiques fairs in Manhattan including the 50-year-old Winter Antiques Show attract collectors and enthusiasts from all over the nation and abroad, creating a multi-million dollar market unlike a
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Stained glass sheds light on 21st century

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Stained glass, an art perfected in the Medieval era in Europe, is alive and well in America in the 21st century as artists and craftsmen involved in its creatio
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2003 with 316 to follow.
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Book Documents White House Architecture

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- "The White House: The History of an American Idea" (White House Historical Association, 336 pages, soft cover $39.95) is the updated edition of a classic work p
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Today is Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2002 with 316 to follow. This is President?s Day. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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'Glass of the avant-garde'

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Some of the most beautiful objects of glass ever made were produced in studios and factories in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in the early years of th
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Louis Comfort Tiffany (February 18, 1848 – January 17, 1933) was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. Tiffany was affiliated with a prestigious collaborative of designers known as the Associated Artists, which included Lockwood de Forest, Candace Wheeler, and Samuel Colman. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamels and metalwork.

Tiffany was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany and Company; and Harriet Olivia Avery Young. He attended school at Pennsylvania Military Academy in Chester, Pennsylvania, and Eagleswood Military Academy in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. His first artistic training was as a painter, studying under George Inness and Samuel Colman in New York City and Léon Bailly in Paris.

Tiffany started out as a painter, but became interested in glassmaking from about 1875 and worked at several glasshouses in Brooklyn between then and 1878. In 1879, he joined with Candace Wheeler, Samuel Colman and Lockwood de Forest to form Louis Comfort Tiffany and Associated American Artists. Tiffany's leadership and talent, as well as by his father's money and connections, led this business to thrive.

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