September 19, 1947~ Jackie Robinson is first winner of MLB’s Rookie of the Year Award

Jackie Robinson Rookie Card by Leaf Gum Co, Chicago, IL

1948-1949 / Commercial chromolithograph / 2 7/8”x2 3/8” / Various collections, incl. The Met

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“Baseball Cards in the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection”~ https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ball/hd_ball.htm

In 1948 Bowman Gum, the descendant of the makers of the Play Ball cards, issued its first baseball issue. While not terribly good looking, these small black-and-white cards started the baseball card industry as we now know it. Bowman sold their cards with a stick of bubble gum. In the successive years, Bowman’s cards become more and more attractive. Their 1951 issue is extremely attractive and includes the Rookie Cards (first year cards) of baseball greats, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. In 1948-1949 Leaf produced a set that is popular today. These Leafs are quite ugly, but includes many ‘short prints’ (cards rarer than the other cards in the issue). http://www.cycleback.com/1800s/briefhistory.htm

Previous September 19 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 19

Arthur Rackham: Born September 19, 1867

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/19~

August 28, 1917~ 10 Suffragists Arrested While Picketing at the White House

Votes for Women by Bertha Margaret Boyé*

1911 / Lithographic poster / 23”x15 1/2” / Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute

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Picketing for Suffrage~ https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/august-28/

* I found very little biographical information on Bertha Margaret Boyé on the web. I did find this pdf file, where a bio appears [p.37 of the pdf , which is p.330 of the book the file was made from]. File does not download automatically; you can read it in your browser.
http://www.tfaoi.com/cm/10cm/10cm99.pdf

Previous August 28 posts:

Self Portraits~August 28

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/28~

March 5, 1934~ Exhibition entitled “Machine Art” opens at MoMA

Street sign for the exhibition Machine Art / Photograph by William O. Lyman

March 5, 1934-April 29, 1934 / The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Previous March 5 posts:

March 5~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Howard Pyle: March 5, 1853-November 9, 1911

William Lyman Underwood (March 5, 1864-Jan. 24, 1929)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/5~

March 1, 1873~ E. Remington & Sons begin production of their first typewriter

Remington by Leonetto Cappiello

1910 / Color Lithograph / 78 7/10”x51 1/5” / Various collections

Previous March 1 posts:

March 1~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

March 1~

Frédéric Chopin: Born March 1, 1810 (?)

Diana of the Tower by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Glenn Miller: Born March 1, 1904

Harry Belafonte: Born on March 1, 1927

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/1~

February 22, 1987~ Death of Andy Warhol

Eva Mudocci (After Munch) by Andy Warhol

1984 / Silkscreen ink and polymer paint on paper / 56 1/10”x39 1/2” /
Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

Previous February 22 posts:

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

February 22~ African-American visual artists

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival~ 2/22 & 10/22

February 22~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/22~

Pride Month~ June 19

Cy Twombly (1928-2011) Iconic large-scale marks scribbled and smeared on raw canvas or linen
http://www.galerie-karsten-greve.com/en/cy_twombly/biography

Untitled [Gaeta] / 2007 / Acrylic, wax crayon, lead pencil on wooden panel / 99 1/4”x217 3/8”

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Artist, director and producer explored popular culture in his work
http://warholfoundation.org/legacy/biography.html

Flowers / 1964 / Offset lithograph / sheet: 22 13/16”x23 1/16″

Pride Month~ June 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cavanaugh (1921-1985)
American sculptor worked primarily in lead
http://www.cavanaughfoundation.org/aboutjohncavanaugh.php

Alice B. Toklas / John Cavanaugh Sculpture Garden / 1801 Swann St NW, D.C.

 

 

 

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
Influential American artist employed a vast array of media and materials
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/19/robert-rauschenberg-just-something-be-around

Satellite / 1955 / Oil, fabric, paper, and wood on canvas, with taxidermied pheasant / 79 3/8”x43 5/16”x5 5/8”

Pride Month~ June 10

Erté (1892-1990)  Russian-born French artist, illustrator, and designer
http://gayinfluence.blogspot.com/2013/12/erte.html

Masquerade / 1987 / Embossed serigraph with foil stamping on black paper / 28”x40”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claude Cahun (1894-1954)
Startlingly original and enigmatic photographic images
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/obituaries/claude-cahun-overlooked.html

Don’t Kiss Me, I’m in Training (Claude Cahun + Marcel Moore) / 1927 / Monochrome print / 4 5/8”x3 1/2”

Pride Month~ June 9


Grant Wood (1891-1942)
One of three leaders of the American Regionalist movement
http://archive.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/11/07/candid_examination_of_iconic_painter_grant_wood/

Parson Weems’ Fable / 1939 / Oil on canvas / 38 3⁄8” x50 1⁄8”

Hubert Stowitts (1892-1953) Dancer, film actor, painter, designer, and metaphysician
http://www.queer-arts.org/archive/jan_98/stowitts/biography.html

Work of Stowitts for “The Fox-God”, an opera in 3 acts / 1939 / Mounted color plate from painting / 15 1/4”x13”