Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Louis Comfort Tiffany
Louis Comfort Tiffany, from Martian Dreams
Species: Human
Martian Dreams
Location: Elysium
MD Transcript: Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass.


In Martian Dreams, Tiffany was transported to Mars in the accidental launch of Percival Lowell's space bullet at its exhibition at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Some time during his stay on Mars, Lenin came in contact with the Dream Machine of Elysium, and was trapped in the Dream World while the Martian Arborist Chaktsaf inhabited his body.

Tiffany was haunted in the Dream World by a large minotaur, which threatened to destroy the entirety of the glassware within his store. The Avatar, with the help of a red throw rug, was able to trap the minotaur outside of Tiffany's dream shop, thus freeing the artist from his nightmare. Tiffany would later assist the hero by repairing the glass lens for one of the melting towers, allowing for filling of the Martian canals with water. [1]

With the creation of mechanical bodies for the Martians, Tiffany was restored to his body and returned to Earth on Andrew Carnegie's rocket.


Louis Tiffany, son of renowned jeweler Charles L. Tiffany, began as a painter in oil and water colors, but eventually found his true calling in the design of decorative objects made of iridescent "favrile" or Tiffany glass. He also worked extensively as an interior designer, co-founding one of the leading design consortia in the United States. Among his noteworthy interiors were the White House and the home of Samuel Clemens (see "Mark Twain," pg. 23).


  • In 1893 (the year in which the fictional Lowell expedition takes place), Tiffany constructed a new glassworks factory called the Stourbridge Glass Company. That same year, some early examples of his lamps were exhibited in the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.
  • In 1895 (the year in which Martian Dreams place), Tiffany began to retail his first commercially produced lamps.


  1. Louis Comfort TiffanyMartian Dreams TranscriptMartian Dreams. "name, job, Mars, glass, lens, broken".

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