Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was born into luxury and made that advantage a tool to become a leader in the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau movements. His father started the iconic Tiffany store beginning with exotic gifts and becoming the style-setting jeweler. Louis veered his talent into the allure of stained glass instead of diamonds. Though his portfolio contains painting, architecture, furniture and tabletop design, what he is most remembered for are windows, lamps and vases. Tiffany's inspiration came from nature - flowers, insects, birds, and the gentle breeze that propels the movement of it all.