When R.H. Buenz the maestro first came to NYC he did some painting for Tiffany, got no credit. He also helped destroy all the floor sample lamp shades that did not sell. The remains were dumped in Flushing Meadows, a swamp outside of NYC.
Art historians have recently discovered that the famous Tiffany lamps, including the popular wisteria and Dragonfly patterns, were designed, not by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the master of stained glass, but probably by a woman named Clara Driscoll. Once lost in the shadows of history, Clara now lives again in New York Times bestselling author Susan Vreeland's newest novel, Clara and Mr. Tiffany. The story is set in the Guilded Age world of 1890's New York.
Here, Susan talks with Authorlink about how she discovered the real story of Clara Driscoll, and provides insights into her own highly successful career as the bestselling author of six books.