Born July 19~ Marcel Moore

Marcel Moore (July 19, 1892-February 19, 1972) was a French illustrator, collage artist, and designer. She is best known for her collaborative writing and photography with her partner Claude Cahun.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Moore

Judith by Marcel Moore
1926 / Illustration for Claude Cahun’s Héroïnes series of monologues / Jersey Heritage Trust

Marcel Moore on SFMOMA: https://www.sfmoma.org/artist/Marcel_Moore/

Further reading:
https://queerculturalcenter.org/claude-cahun/
http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biom5/moore03.html
https://lithub.com/how-a-queer-couple-masterminded-a-nazi-resistance-campaign/

Born May 15~ Althea McNish

Althea McNish FSCD (May 15, 1924-April 16, 2020) was a textile designer who rose to prominence in London with her bright, tropical textiles inspired by the colors and landscape of her native Trinidad.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_McNish

Painted Desert by Althea McNish / 1959 / Woven cotton satin screen
Various collections, including National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Althea McNish on Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/althea-mcnish/zTbcYQWqoKl7Lpv1

Further reading:
https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/althea-mcnish-remembered
https://www.libertylondon.com/us/features/design-and-living/archive-althea-mcnish.html
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/althea-mcnish-an-introduction

National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 3

“Art That Inspires Us to Vote”

Illustrations by Mai Ly DegnanRudy GutierrezAnita KunzTim O’BrienWhitney Sherman, and Yuko Shimizu

One of the most famous American painters and illustrators, Norman Rockwell produced pithy artwork to promote democracy and civic engagement in his time. Now, a museum in Massachusetts dedicated to him asked artists to design “get out the vote” posters for 2020.
Source: The Norman Rockwell Museum wants you to vote, and recruited top illustrators to inspire you – CNN

“The Unity Project is an art and civics initiative of the Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary illustrators that is dedicated to an inclusive America in which all voices are heard.
Inspired by the rich and continuing tradition of American illustration, this project inspires us to consider the integral role that published imagery plays in creating cultural narratives which connect us to our times.”  ~The Unity Project

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June 30~ Pride Month

Andy Warhol and Jed Johnson

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The celebrated designer Jed Johnson, who died tragically in 1996 in the crash of TWA Flight 800…first met artist Andy Warhol when he was hired to sweep the floors at Warhol’s famous factory. He would go on to become Warhol’s companion and lover—helping him find and decorate the East 66th Street townhouse where Johnson and the artist lived until the two split in 1976… ~curbed.com/

Jed Johnson and Archie by Andy Warhol
c.1975 / Polaroid prints / Private collection
Jed Johnson by Andy Warhol
1978-87 / Gelatin silver print / Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Jed Johnson by Andy Warhol
c.1978 / Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen / The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum

Create your own masterpiece!
Rijksstudio Award is the biennial art- and design prize from the Rijksmuseum. With this competition the Rijksmuseum invites everyone to create their own masterpiece inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s collection. An international jury of experts will assess who the 10 finalists and the 3 winners of the Rijksstudio Award 2020 are.

Categories~ There are two categories for which you can submit your masterpiece:
The Rijksstudio Design Award
The Rijksstudio Young Talent Award (aged 21 and under)

Process~ You can submit your masterpiece starting 1 November 2019 until 27 February 2020.The jury process will start March 2020. The top 10 will be invited to the Award show on April 16. There the winners will be announced for the 3 prizes.

Prizes~ The winner of the Rijksstudio Design Award will receive € 7.500
The winner of the Rijksstudio Young Talent Award receives € 5.000
The winner of the Rijksstudio Public vote receives € 2.500
On top of that the winning masterpieces might become part of the Rijksmuseum shop.

All art forms are possible, such as photos, videos, animations, products, fashion, collages or poems. The intention is that the design is based on the collection of the Rijksmuseum and that you used images from Rijksstudio. An international jury will assess the entries.

Source: Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum

January 26, 1950~ The Constitution of the Republic of India comes into effect

Title page of the Constitution of India
(original calligraphed and illuminated version)

Designed and illustrated by artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose,
calligraphy by Prem Behari Narain Raizada

1949 / Ink on parchment / 234 23”x18” manuscript pages / Library of the Parliament of India, New Delhi

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Winter~ January 26

January 26 (music)~

Barbara Kruger: Born January 26, 1945

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/26~

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~