November 10, 2005~ Harlem Renaissance painter Ernest Crichlow dies

Woman in a Blue Coat by Ernest Crichlow

c.1948 / Oil on canvas / 20”x16” / Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, NC

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Previous November 10 posts:

November 10~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/10~

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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Previous October 30 posts:

Autumn~ October 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/30~

October 10, 1935~ Porgy and Bess opens at the Alvin Theatre in NYC

Porgy and Bess, Embracing (detail)  by Kara Walker

2013 / Lithograph on Somerset paper / 15”x18” / Various, incl. Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC / Published by The Arion Press, San Francisco, as part of an additional suite of 4 lithographs to accompany the book “Porgy & Bess, The Libretto” by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker

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Previous October 10 posts:

Autumn~ October 10

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/10~

September 15, 1963~ Church bombing kills 4 young girls in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Totem by Charles W. White

1964 / Ink and charcoal on paper / 71 7/16”x40 1/16” / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing~ https://www.nps.gov/articles/16thstreetbaptist.htm

Previous September 15 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/15~

August 13, 1892~ Baltimore Afro-American newspaper founded

The Watch Dog by Romare Bearden

Cartoon published in the Baltimore Afro-American, June 20, 1936
Afro-American Newspapers Archives and Research Center, Baltimore

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Previous August 13 posts:

Self Portraits~August 13

George Luks: Born August 13, 1867

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/13~

August 6, 2012~ NASA’s rover Curiosity successfully lands on Mars

Mars Dust by Alma Thomas

1972 / Acrylic on canvas / 69 1/4”x57 1/8” / Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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Link: 50 Years Ago, Alma Thomas Made ‘Space’ Paintings that Imagined the Moon and Mars

Previous August 6 posts:

Self Portraits~August 6

August 6, 1945: Enola Gay drops 5-ton bomb over Hiroshima

Andy Warhol: Born August 6, 1928

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/6~

June 19, 1866~ First documented celebration of Juneteenth

Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

Commissioned for the Texas Centennial Exposition’s Hall of Negro Life,
which was officially dedicated on June 19, 1936, in honor of Juneteenth

1936 / Oil On Canvas / 60”x60” / de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Previous June 19 posts:

Pride Month~ June 19

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~