Michael John Burlingham

Photo of the author by Michael Monar

Michael John Burlingham is currently preparing a biography of Louis Comfort Tiffany for John Wiley & Sons. He has lectured extensively on the life and work of his great-grandfather Tiffany, and also published a series of articles about contemporary artists working in traditional styles. Mr. Burlingham lives in New York City

"Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages" (preface)

"The Last Tiffany: a Biography of Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham." Published in paperback under the title "Behind Glass" (Other Press, 2002)

Related Writing 1980-2000
•“Eric Streiner: Rhapsody in Glass,” Art & Antiques Special Collectors Issue (2000, June)
•Catalogue essay, “The Influence of Travel,” “Louis C. Tiffany: Masterworks of American Art Nouveau” exhibition, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany (1999, March)
•Introductory Letter, “To the Anchorman Collection,” The World of Louis Comfort Tiffany: A Selection from the Anchorman Collection, Nagoya, Japan (1994)
•"The Relationship of Anna Freud and Dorothy Burlingham," The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry," Vol. 19 (1991)
•“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Photographer-in-Charge.” History of Photography: An International Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 4 (1980)

Interviews 1988-2011
•"Dining with Anna Freud," by Isaac Tylim, "Buenos Aires Herald" (October 26, 2011)
•“The Engineering of Consent,” second in a series on Freud’s influence on American culture, “The Century of the Self,” BBC2 (March 26, 2002)
•“The Tiffanys: The Mark of Excellence,” Biography, Arts & Entertainment Network (1999, March 1)
•“This is Baltimore: Revelations of True Beauty,” Arts & Entertainment Network (1989, March 31)
•“The History of Glass: Johannes Loetz Witwe and Louis C. Tiffany,” Vogelsberg Film GbmH, Erlensee, Germany (1988)

Lectures 1981-Present
“Louis C. Tiffany: a Personal Portrait”
Venues include the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., and Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City; the Mark Twain House, Hartford; the Gamble House, Pasadena; the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago; and the Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Fla.

"Quatercentenary Celebration of the Promulgation of the Edict of Nantes, April 13, 1598, by the Huguenot Society of America, by Courtney A. Haff, et alia "

Ceremonial 2006-2012
•Flag-bearer for the Huguenot Society of America, the U.S. Flag Day Commemoration, New York City (2010-2012)
•Participant, representing the Spanish-American War, Time of Remembrance Tribute, the White House Commission on Remembrance, Washington, D.C. (2006 and 2007)

Authors Guild; Holland Society of New York (friend); Huguenot Society of America (council member, registrar, membership and credentials committee); IAPE Newspaper Guild CWA Local 1096; Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York; Tiffany Reading Room, Irvington, NY (restoration-project originator); Time-Life Alumni Society

Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, B.A., English Literature and Composition
U.C.L.A., Department of Motion Pictures Production, Graduate School Division

Selected Works

“A warts-and-more-warts account of early life among the shrinks.”
-William Putnam (Bill) Bundy
Art history
Presents Tiffany's work in a wide variety of materials; lavishly illustrated with contextual essays by Marilynn A. Johnson, Nina Gray, Rudiger Joppien and Martin Fuller. Preface by Michael Burlingham