Introduction
Thomas Wilfred (June 18, 1889 in Naestved, Denmark - August 15, 1968 in Nyack, New York), born Richard Edgar Løvstrøm, was a musician and inventor. He is best known for his light art, which he named lumia, and his designs for color organs called Clavilux. Wilfred was not fond of the term "color organ", and coined the word "Clavilux" from Latin meaning "light played by key". His innovative, kinetic works prefigured the advent of light art in America, and influenced subsequent generations of visual artists.
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Introduction
Løvstrøm was born in Denmark and then later became an American citizen known as Thomas Wilfred. Studied art in Paris; studied voice in London; assumed professional name of Thomas Wilfred; moved to U.S. in 1916, naturalized 1922; studied photography, theatrical lighting design; d. Aug. 15, 1968; combined music composition, art and theatrical lighting into an art form.
Nationalities
American, Danish
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Sculptor
Names
Thomas Wilfred, Richard Egan Løvstrøm
Ulan
500084072
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