Category: Art

“Palm Valley” by Albert Namatjira

Painter Albert Namatjira was born on this day July 28, 1902 in South Australia.

“Jersey Silk Mills” by Oscar Bluemner

Jersey Silk Mills was painted by Oscar Bluemner, born Frederick Julius Oskar Bluemner on June 21, 1867, in the small town of Prenzlau, located in the Brandenburg region of central Prussia.

Brilliant in Blue: Raoul Dufy

Painter Raoul Dufy was born on this day June 3, 1877 in Le Havre, France. He may have been best known for his brilliant, bright watercolors, and he was a dedicated follower of Fauvism, which translates to “the wild beasts” in French. Fauvism favored strong colors over realism. What I love the most about Dufy …

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George Nakashima: Master of Organic Furniture Design

George Katsutoshi Nakashima created wood furniture with reverence and patience, sometimes keeping boards of wood around his workshop until their true essence was revealed to him. The furniture designer was born in Spokane, Washington on May 24, 1905 and passed away on June 15, 1990.  Even though he started designing furniture opposed to the popular concept of modern …

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“Boys and Pony, Coal Waste, Hopkins County” by Bill Burke

American photographer Bill Burke was born on this day April 8, 1943 in Derby, Connecticut.

“Sheaves of Wheat” by Vincent Van Gogh

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” -Vincent van Gogh Happy birthday to Van Gogh, born in Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853.

“Deer” by Maud Lewis

Folk artist Maud Lewis was born on this day March 7, 1903 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Lewis spent most of her life in a small house in Nova Scotia, and the 2016 movie Maudie is based on her life.

Disney Legend Rolly Crump

Disney imagineer and animator Rolly Crump was born on February 27, 1930 in Alhambra, California. Inspired at the young age of three by the Disney Silly Symphony short, Three Little Pigs, Crump began drawing in 1933. He started working with Disney in 1952, doing “inbetweening” or “tweening” to provide the illusion of smooth movements between film frames. …

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“Resting Stag” by Elie Nadelman

Sculptor and folk art collector Elie Nadelman was born on this day February 20, 1882 in Warsaw, Poland.

“Wind And Clouds” by Gabriele Münter

German artist and founding member of the expressionist group Das Blaue Reiter, Gabriele Münter was born on this day February 19, 1877 in Berlin.