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 in 1985. Some of the first Studio Ghibli films made were Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), and Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), receiving recognition and …

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Looking Through David Bailey’s 1960s Eye

“We were so young. I don’t think Bailey or anyone had any idea how important the work we were doing was…we were just kids really, I was 18 when I first started working with Bailey. I met him on the roof of Vogue” -Jean Shrimpton English portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey was born on …

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“Tulip Rows” by Frank McClure

Artist Frank McClure was born on this day December 30, 1896 in Lafayette, Indiana.

“Hillside and Lake” by Bruno Bobak

Watercolor and woodcut artist Bruno Bobak was born on this day December 27, 1923 in Wawelówka (now in Skalat), Vavylivka, Ukraine.

“Brooklyn” by Jean-Michel Basquiat

American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on this day December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York.

“View of Amalfi” by Achille Vianelli

Italian watercolor painter Achille Vianelli was born on this day December 21, 1803.

“Joseph and His Houses” by Irving Petlin

Pastel artist Irving Petlin was born on this day December 17, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois.

“Girl Holding a Bunch of Bracken” by Chihiro Iwasaki

Watercolor artist and illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki was born on this day December 15, 1918 in the city of Takefu in Japan’s Fukui prefecture.

“Totem Walk at Sitka” by Emily Carr

Canadian artist Emily Carr was born on this day December 13, 1871 in Victoria, British Columbia.