October 31, 1896~ American singer and actress Ethel Waters born

Portrait of Ethel Waters by Luigi Lucioni

1939 / Oil on canvas / 32”x25” / Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama

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Luigi Lucioni and his painting of Ethel Waters against photographs of Ethel Waters
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Katsushika Hokusai: Born October 31(?), 1760

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/31~

October 30, 1831~ Slave insurrection leader Nat Turner discovered and captured

One Night at Cabin Pond by Stephen Towns

“In this quilt, Baltimore artist Stephen Towns shows us the hours before the uprising began”
2016 / Natural and synthetic fabric, nylon tulle, polyester and cotton thread,
crystal glass beads, resin and metal buttons / 35”x28 1/2”
Image belongs to the artist, photograph by Joseph Hyde

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October 28, 1897~ American costume designer Edith Head is born

Brown Evening Dress Design for “To Catch a Thief”  by Edith Head

1954 / Watercolor and gouache over graphite sketch on paper / 12 1/2”x16 1/2”
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Madison

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Wisconsin Historical Society~
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records?&terms=Edith%2cHead&facets=CREATOR_NAME%3a%22Head%2c+Edith%22
30 Fantastic Movie Costumes by the Legendary Edith Head~
https://www.thecut.com/2013/10/30-fantastic-movie-costumes-by-edith-head.html

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October 25, 2016~ Museo del Prado opens its first solo exhibition of a female artist

Still Life with Flowers, a Silver-gilt Goblet, Dried Fruit, Sweetmeats,
Bread sticks, Wine and a Pewter Pitcher  by Clara Peeters

1611 / Oil on panel / 20 2/5”x28 3/4” / Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain

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October 24, 1931~ George Washington Bridge dedicated; opens to traffic the next day

George Washington Bridge,
Riverside Drive and 179th Street, Manhattan
by Berenice Abbott

1936 / Gelatin silver print / 9 15/16”x7 15/16” / Various, incl. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/24~