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~

June 5, 1968~ Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

Souvenir II by Kerry James Marshall

1997 / Acrylic, collage and glitter on unstretched canvas banner / 108”x156”
Addison Gallery of American Art, Boston;
on loan to Detroit Institute of Arts until August 2019

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Previous June 5 posts:

Pride Month~ June 5

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/5~

 

May 30, 1498~ Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

Columbus Day Painting by Titus Kaphar

2014 / Oil and mixed media on canvas / 67 3/4”x90 3/4”x4”
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL, long-term loan from Dr. Robert B. Feldman

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Previous May 30 posts:

Love & War~ May 30

Benny Goodman: Born May 30, 1909

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/30~

Self Portraits~August 29

Untitled (Self-portrait from Kitchen Table series)  by  Carrie Mae Weems

1990 / Gelatin silver print / 28.3”x28.3” / Various

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Self Portrait in a Yellow Waistcoat
by  Desmond Haughton

1993 / Oil on canvas / 32”x18”
/ Royal Holloway, University of London

Self Portraits~August 28

Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features  by  Adrian Piper

1981 / Pencil on paper / 10”x8” / The Eileen Harris Norton Collection

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Self Portrait as a Heel  by  Jean-Michel Basquiat

1982–1982 / Acrylic and Oilstick on Canvas / 50”x40” / Private Collection

Self Portraits~August 25

Early Works #25: Self-Portrait  by  Faith Ringgold

1965 / Oil on canvas / 50”x40” / Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum

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Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait)  by  Lucian Freud

1965 / Oil on canvas / 35 3/4”x35 3/4” / Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid