February 4, 960~ The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song

Seated Portrait of Song Taizu / Anonymous, Song dynasty (960-1279)

No date / Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk / 75 1/5”x66 1/2” / National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

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February 4~ African-American visual artists

Louis-Ernest Barrias (April 13, 1841-February 4, 1905)

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February 2~ Groundhog Day

Illustration by Arthur Rackham of woodchuck* family
for Margery Williams Bianco’s book “Poor Cecco

Originally published 1925 / Illustrations: photomechanical color process /
175 pages / George H. Doran Company, New York

* Groundhogs are also variously referred to as woodchucks, whistle-pigs, or land-beavers

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February 2~ African-American visual artists

Loren MacIver: Born February 2, 1909

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