June 23~ Pride Month

George Platt Lynes, Monroe Wheeler, and Glenway Wescott

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Wescott was the author of novels, poetry, short stories, and essays…He met Wheeler, his life partner, in 1919 in Chicago; they settled in France in 1925, but returned to the U.S. in 1934, establishing residence in New York City. In 1927, [photographer George Platt Lynes] met Wescott and Wheeler and they formed an intimate threesome that endured for nearly twenty years. ~https://www.lib.umd.edu/kaporter-correspondence/individuals/glenway-wescott-monroe-wheeler-and-george-platt-lynes

1. Self Portrait, George Platt Lynes, n.d. / Gelatin silver print / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

2. Monroe Wheeler c.1930-49 / Gelatin silver print / National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

3. Glenway Wescott, n.d. / Gelatin silver print / Keith de Lellis Gallery, NY, NY

June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 14~ Pride Month

Berenice Abbott and Elizabeth McCausland

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The art critic <<<Elizabeth McCausland sought out Berenice>>> in 1934 and transformed her life. For thirty years, until McCausland’s death, the two women were devoted companions and professional soul mates. ~The Paris Review

 

 

In 1937 the Museum of the City of New York mounted an exhibition, Changing New York, of Abbott’s photographs for the FAP. This prompted interest in publishing a Changing New York book that would include both the photographs and captions written by Elizabeth McCausland, a writer, art critic, and Abbott’s longtime partner.
~MCNY Blog: New York Stories

McSorley’s Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
1937 / Silver gelatin print / from the Book Changing New York

June 5~ Pride Month

Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts

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Artistic and personal partners for more than fifty years, Ricketts and Shannon designed and illustrated books, established an occasional art journal, The Dial, in 1889 and founded the Vale Press in 1894. Named after their house, The Vale, in Chelsea, they published a total of about 75 books, including a complete reprint of the works of Shakespeare.
~The Fitzwilliam Museum

Mr Charles Ricketts and Mr Charles Hazelwood Shannon [Part IX]
by Sir William Rothenstein / 1897 / Tate Britain, London, UK

Don Juan challenging the Commander by Charles Ricketts
c.1928 / Oil on canvas / Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Charles de Sousy Ricketts by Charles Haslewood Shannon
1898 / Oil on canvas / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

 

June 4~ Pride Month

Maria Dulębianka and Maria Konopnicka

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In 1889, <<<[Dulębianka] met Maria Konopnicka>>>, a mother of eight children and a writer, who was living independently and separated from her husband, Jarosław Konopnicki. Dulębianka was almost 30 at the time, and Konopnicka was 19 years her senior. The two became inseparable and from the time of their meeting, Konopnicka became the main subject of Dulębianka’s paintings…Dulębianka died on 7 March 1919 in Lviv and was buried in Konopnicka’s tomb in Lychakiv Cemetery…[her] remains were later re-interred in a separate grave. ~Wikipedia

Portrait of Maria Konopnicka by Maria Dulębianka
Before 1896 / Oil on canvas / National Museum in Warsaw, Poland

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~

December 15, 1905~ Pushkin House (Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg) is established

Title: Pushkin on a Horse by Konstantin Yuon

1949 / Watercolor on paper / 19”x14” / Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art, Moscow

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Portraits of Alexander Pushkin from the State A.S. Pushkin Museum~
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/portraits-of-alexander-pushkin%C2%A0/ARSRXI4U

 

Previous December 15 posts:

December 15~ Animals in Art

Ray Eames: Born December 15, 1912

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/15~

 

August 30, 1907~ Artist, designer, & author Leonor Fini is born in Buenos Aires

Opération I  by Leonor Fini

1939 / Oil on canvas / 36 1/4”x25 1/2” / Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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Previous August 30 posts:

Self Portraits~August 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/30~