The Works of French Glass Designer René Lalique
Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum or Art is thrilled to present “René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass,” September 15-Jan 21, 2018, an exhibition presenting the works of one of the most influential glass designers of the 20th century.
Lalique, 1860-1945, was trained as a jewelry designer in the art nouveau style. He freelanced for Cartier and Boucheron before opening his own shop in Paris in 1885. He soon became the favorite jewelry designer of celebrities and social elites. Through the years, his work became more and more popular, and by 1909 he was mass-producing in a factory. By the time of his death in 1945, Lalique had left an indelible mark on glass art, producing jewelry, medallions, bottles, tableware, lamps, clocks, and even radiator caps and hood ornaments!
If you’re a glass enthusiast, this free exhibit – along with the entire Glass Studio experience at the Chrysler Museum of Art – is a must-see.