January 17: 365 days of Artists’ Birthdays

My first post in Artists Born Today Include: was on January 17, 2015. My plan was to find two artists who were born on each day, and post an image and a link for each artist.

There were days when I had so many fine artists to choose from that it was difficult to figure out which two to feature. There were other days when I spent ages trying to locate even two artists who were born that day AND had some sort of biography online. Some mornings Google would make me do a Captcha to prove that I was not a robot, due to the number of tabs and links upon which I was bouncing around at lightning speed.

By the end of the year, I had learned quite a bit. I discovered artists whom I had never heard of before. I found wonderful web sites and blogs which I bookmarked because I wanted to return to them when I wasn’t in a hurry to post on my blog.

I learned that books are most certainly not dead. More than once I had to ignore the birthday of an artist because, despite there being plenty of online images and plenty of print biographies, it would seem that nobody had ever bothered to put any of their critical or biographical information online. I can honestly say that if you want to learn about an artist, the library will be much more useful than the internet.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope I’ll see you again soon.

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