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Gilbert Lang Mathews

San Antonio, TX


Gilbert Lang Mathews is the CEO and founder of Lucifer Lighting Company, a San Antonio-based manufacturer of high-end architectural lighting fixtures used in corporate facilities, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, museums and residences worldwide. Gilbert works with architects and designers as part of his business and is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects.

He also serves as a Life Advisory Board Member of The University of Texas School of Architecture, on the President's Development Board of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, as a Trustee for the KLRN Endowment Fund, and as a member of the Board of Visitors of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Mathews holds degrees from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and from the Columbia University School of Law. Gilbert collects French and English private press and late nineteenth-century illustrated works, and is a member of the Grolier Club, a private club in New York City for book collectors.

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