Jennifer Hall

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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“All the Ancestors” by Hung Liu

Happy birthday to contemporary artist Hung Liu, born on February 17, 1948 in Changchun, China. Liu died in August of last year in Oakland, California.

The Merry Wind

The Merry wind,The rolling sea,The blazing sun,The seagulls free.Henry MorganThus sailed he. Poem and illustration by Pamela Colman Smith (Pixie) born on this day February 16, 1878 in London, England, from A Broad Sheet, No. 4, April 1902. Artist, illustrator, and writer Pamela Colman Smith was the designer of the popular Rider–Waite tarot deck created …

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Soviet Film Wednesday: Bashō

“Bashō” was animated by Soviet-born artist Yuri Norstein (revered director of Seasons, Hedgehog in the Fog, and Tale of Tales) using cut-out animation. It is a segment of the film Winter Days (originally 冬の日 Fuyu no Hi), which is a collage of animated short films comprised of mostly Japanese pieces, directed by Kihachirō Kawamoto. Winter Days is based …

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“St. Tropez” by Mary Adshead

Painter and illustrator Mary Adshead was born on this day February 15, 1904 in London’s West End in the Bloomsbury district.

Tim Buckley – “Song to the Siren”

Singer and songwriter Tim Buckley was born on this day February 14, 1947 in Washington, D.C.

Peter Hook and the Light – “Lonesome Tonight”

Happy birthday to another founder and member of Joy Division and New Order, bassist Peter “Hooky” Hook, born February 13, 1956 in Salford, England. Here is Hook singing and playing bass guitar with his current band, The Light, with his son Jack Bates on rhythm bass, as well as David Potts on guitar, Martin Rebelski on …

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“Clearing” by Joan Mitchell

Happy birthday to painter, printmaker, and oil pastel artist Joan Mitchell, born on February 12, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois.

“Drawing XVII” by Roy De Forest

Happy birthday Roy De Forest, born on this day February 11, 1930 in North Platte, Nebraska.

Dave Van Ronk – “Clouds (Both Sides Now)”

“Van Ronk could howl and whisper, turn blues into ballads and ballads into blues. I loved his style. He was what the city was all about. In Greenwich Village, Van Ronk was king of the street, he reigned supreme.“–Bob Dylan Remembering Dave Van Ronk, who died at age 65 on February 10, 2002. Here is his cover of …

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“Ice” by Gerhard Richter

German artist Gerhard Richter was born on this day February 9, 1932 in Dresden.