After working since the 1870s in the Impressionist style, this French painter and printmaker’s colors began to grow somber after 1900, reflecting his shift to portraying biblical, courtroom, and World War I scenes.
Per his request, this American installation artist and assemblage sculptor was buried in the front seat of his brown 1940 Packard Coupe with a dollar, a deck of cards, a bottle of Chianti, and the ashes of his dog.
Although this draftsman and painter left Germany in 1933, his art continued to disturb the Nazis, who labeled him “Cultural Bolshevist Number One”, destroyed works he’d left behind, and included others in their 1937 Degenerate Art exhibition.
During the German occupation of Luxembourg, this sculptor refused to register with the Nazi Culture Guild, and participated in the National Strike of 1942; he was arrested and imprisoned in the Neumünster Abbey, which today is home to his private collection.
What artist, a famous painter and draftsman in his own time and considered the most important in Dutch history, was also the most innovative printmaker of the seventeenth century?
What artist — a sculptor in wood who began to build furniture — believed that handcraft was secondary to design, saying he put into his work “a little of the hand, but the main thing is the heart and the head”?