Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 18

Employment of Negroes in Agriculture by Earle Richardson

1934 / Oil on canvas / 48”x32 1/8” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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See also: February 18~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/18/february-18-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 4

American Mixture of Ethiopian Race by Mary A. Bell

Before 1938 / Crayon on paper / 20 1/2”x15 1/2” / Carl Van Vechten papers,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, New Haven, CT

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See also: February 4~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/04/february-4-african-american-visual-artists/

January 24, 1984~ The first Apple Macintosh computer goes on sale

Apple (From the Ads Portfolio) by Andy Warhol

1985 / Color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board / 38”x38” / Various private collections

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Previous January 24 posts:

Winter~ January 24

“Original Macintosh introduction – January 24, 1984”

January 24 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/24~

January 7, 1929~ The action-adventure comic strip “Tarzan” debuts

“The Ape-Man and the Princess” by Hal Foster

April 9, 1933 / Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan, as drawn by Hal Foster
Image from http://www.erbzine.com/mag8/0810.html

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Also debuting in newspapers on January 7, 1929~ Buck Rogers, drawn by Richard ‘Dick’ Calkins
Image from https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/01/06/first-and-last-buck-rogers-comic-strip/

Previous January 7 posts:

Winter~ January 7

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/7~

January 3, 1496~ Leonardo unsuccessfully tests a flying machine [supposedly]

Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) by Leonardo da Vinci
(Top) f.858 recto   (Bottom) f.860 recto

c.1478-1480 / Pen and ink on paper / 12-volumes, 1,119 pp / Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, Italy

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Previous January 3 posts:

Winter~ January 3

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/3~

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~

October 3, 1648~ French poet, musician, academic, & artist Élisabeth Sophie Chéron is born

Likely Self Portrait by Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron

17th century / Oil on canvas / 17.5”x15.7” / Musée Condé, Chantilly, France

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Previous October 3 posts:

Autumn~ October 3

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/3~

September 26, 1934~ Passenger liner RMS Queen Mary is launched

Mural of North Atlantic by Max Gill

1935 / First Class Dining Room, RMS Queen Mary

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Max Gill painting RMS Queen Mary map, 1935~ https://mistymisschristy.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/painting.png
The First Class Dining Room~ https://www.sterling.rmplc.co.uk/visions/retain4.html

Previous September 26 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 26

Winsor McCay: Born September 26, 1867?

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/26~

August 21, 1911~ “Mona Lisa” stolen from the Louvre by an employee

Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo
by Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

c.1503–19 / Oil on poplar panel / 30”x21” / Musée du Louvre, Paris

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The Theft That Made The ‘Mona Lisa’ A Masterpiece~
https://www.npr.org/2011/07/30/138800110/the-theft-that-made-the-mona-lisa-a-masterpiece

Previous August 21 posts:

Self Portraits~August 21

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/21~