René Lalique – Lalique Co.

French, 1860 - 1945
René Lalique was a French artist and designer who is best known for his work in glass. He was born in 1860 in Ay, France, and he began his career as a jewelry designer, creating pieces for some of the most prominent French jewelers of his time.
In the early 20th century, Lalique began to focus more on glass, and he quickly gained a reputation as one of the most innovative and skilled glass artists of his era. He was known for his use of innovative techniques, such as acid etching and molding, which allowed him to create intricate designs and patterns on glass surfaces.
Lalique's glasswork is characterized by its delicate beauty and its use of natural motifs, such as flowers, animals, and insects. He created a wide range of glass objects, including vases, bowls, and decorative sculptures, as well as glass panels and lighting fixtures.
In addition to his glasswork, Lalique also designed a number of architectural elements, such as glass doors and screens, and he worked on a range of other projects, including the design of the interiors for the Orient Express train and the interior of the SS Normandie ocean liner.
Today, Lalique's work is highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts around the world, and his pieces can be found in museums and private collections around the globe. His legacy as one of the most important glass artists of the 20th century continues to be celebrated today.
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