Category: Art

“Procesos” by Juan Fernando Cobo

Painter, illustrator, and sculptor Juan Fernando Cobo was born on this day August 27, 1959 in Cali, Colombia.

“South Africa” by Nancy Spero

Artist Nancy Spero was born on this day August 24, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio

“Platanal” by Myrna Báez

Painter Myrna Báez was born on this day August 18, 1931, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Remembering Gluck in Pictures

British artist Gluck was born into a wealthy, Jewish family as Hannah Gluckstein on August 13, 1895. Their father founded and ran the restaurant and hotel business J. Lyons & Co. in their London home, where Gluck was able to study the arts. Gluck passed away on January 10, 1978 in Steyning, UK. Gluck defied …

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“Dreaming Flowers” by Charles Blackman

Artist Charles Blackman was born on this day August 12, 1928 in Sydney, Australia.

“Girl with Butterflies #2” by Walter Williams

Artist Walter H. Williams was born on this day August 11, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York.

“Rooster and Fox” by Károly Reich

Hungarian folk artist Károly Reich was born on this day August 8, 1922, in the village of Balatonszemes.

On This Day: Rien Poortvliet

Painter and illustrator Rien Poortvliet was born on this day, August 7, 1932, in Schiedam, Netherlands.

“Linear Construction in Space no. 3, with Red” by Naum Gabo

Russian sculptor Naum Gabo was born Naum Neemia Pevsner on this day August 5, 1890.

Charley Harper’s Fresh Modernist Take on America’s Wildlife

Today is the birthday of American Modernist artist Charley Harper, born August 4, 1922 on a farm in Frenchton, West Virginia. He is best known for his unique self-described “minimal realism” artistic interpretation of American wildlife. After growing up on the farm, he went to the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he met his wife, Edie Mckee, …

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