Category: Art

“Penang Beach Scene” by Yong Mun Sen

Drawn to watercolor landscapes and inspired by Chinese calligraphy, Malaysian artist Yong Mun Sen was born on this day January 10, 1896 in Kuching, Sarawak.

Hayao Miyazaki Brought Manga to the Masses

One-of-a-kind animator, artist, and masterful storyteller, Hayao Miyazaki brought delightful “manga” (Japanese comic books) and “anime” (Japanese animation) films to venerating audiences via Studio Ghibli, which Miyazaki co-founded with director Isao Takahata. Miyazaki went from a cult film figure to a more widely acclaimed artist when Miramax released an English-dubbed version of Princess Mononoke (originally released …

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Looking Through David Bailey’s 1960s Eye

English portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey was born on this day January 2, 1938 in Essex, England. His great works span a number of decades, but today we are celebrating his birthday by looking at some thoroughly enjoyable highlights from his 1960 photography.

Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

Today is the birthday of Disney artist and designer Mary Blair, born on this day October 21, 1911 in McAlester, Oklahoma. Blair was an integral part of Disney, designing incredibly beautiful, unique concept art for a variety of Disney attractions and animated films, including her most well known work on the “It’s a Small World” …

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The Ceramics of Carl-Harry Stålhane

Carl-Harry Stålhane, born on December 15, 1920 in Mariestad, Sweden, was one of the most innovative Swedish ceramic artists of the twentieth century.  His designs and craftsmanship have become so revered that he has been an inspiration for modern designers and has been featured in the Swedish National Museum of Art and Design and New York’s MoMA. In 1939 …

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Tiki Tuesday: The Art of Jeff Granito

Meet tiki designer and freelance artist Jeff Granito. Jeff Granito designs colorful art prints and a wide variety of tiki products true to the style of the Enchanted Tiki Room, and Granito is no stranger to the paradisal world of Disney. He works from his home studio in Southern California and has created a number …

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