Born December 16~ Remedios Varo

Spanish-born artist Remedios Varo (December 16, 1908-October 8, 1963) combined traditional techniques and Surrealist methods with mystical and occult themes.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Exploración de las Fuentes del Río Orinoco by Remedios Varo
1959 / Oil on canvas / 18″x15-3/4″ / Private collection

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Born September 25~ Sonia Gechtoff

Sonia Gechtoff (September 25, 1926-February 1, 2018) was an American abstract expressionist artist; her primary medium was painting.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Etya by Sonia Gechtoff
1958 / Oil on canvas / 109″x68″ / Oakland Museum of California

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Born August 20~ Teresa del Pò

Teresa del Pò (August 20, 1649-August 5, 1716) was an Italian painter and engraver of the late Baroque.
Biography translated from Italian Wikipedia:

Magdalena in Ecstasy attributed to Teresa del Pò
1678 / Silverpoint, watercolor on parchment / 9-1/10″x6-9/10″ / Private collection

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Google translation of Teresa del Po (1649-1716):

Born May 31~ Ágnes Dénes

Ágnes Dénes (born May 31, 1931) is a Hungarian-born artist and a leading figure in conceptual, environmental, and ecological art.
Biography on Wikipedia:

The Living Pyramid by Ágnes Dénes
2015 / Wood, soil, grasses, and flowers / Height: 30′ / Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

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Born May 30~ Antonina Houbraken

Antonina Houbraken (May 30, 1686-December 1736) was an 18th-century Dutch artist who specialized in portrait drawings, topographical drawings, and publication title pages.
Biography on Wikipedia:

View of Beusichem from the Lek by Antonina Houbraken
1729 / Pen and brush on paper / 4-3/4″x7-2/5″ / Private collection, Netherlands

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June 29~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and Jon Anderson

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Paul Cadmus met Jon Anderson, The Nantucket Man, fortuitously on Nantucket Island in 1964. From the pivotal moment when Jon began to model for Paul onward, Jon said Paul’s “production of satirical paintings slowed and his creation of intimate, sensuous paintings and drawings increased.” ~Paul Cadmus & His Circle

Self-Portrait by Paul Cadmus
1965 / Crayon on paper / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, DC






Jon Anderson in White Tights
by Paul Cadmus
1966 / Pencil and wash on paper / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR










Have Fun, Drive Carefully
by Paul Cadmus
1991 / Crayons on Canson paper / Collection of John and Joanne Payson

June 26~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and George Tooker

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Tooker began studying at the Art Students League in New York City from 1943 to 1945 under American painter Reginald Marsh…Tooker met then sixteen-year-old Paul Cadmus, who became his lover, lifelong friend, and major artistic mentor.

Self-Portrait of the Artist by George Tooker
1947 / Tempera on panel / Promised Gift to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas


Portrait of George Tooker by Paul Cadmus
1949 / Ink heightened with white on paper / Private collection

Self-Portrait by Paul Cadmus
1935 / Tempera on board / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas







June 25~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and Jared French and Margaret Hoening

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Margaret Hoening was a painter and an etcher [who studied] at the Art Students League. There, she met the artist couple Paul Cadmus and Jared French. In 1937, she married French, fifteen years her junior, who had spent the previous decade with Cadmus. The trio formed a tight bond, with Cadmus and French continuing their relationship. Together, the three formed PaJaMa (a mashup of their first names, Paul, Jared, and Margaret).

Self Portrait by Margaret Hoening French
ND / Pencil on Paper / Private collection











Circus Performers and Animals by Margaret Hoening French
ND / Gouache on board / Private collection

June 24~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and Jared French

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In 1928, Cadmus…met Jared French, who encouraged him to quit making commercial art. The two became lovers and traveled to Europe from 1931 until 1932, living in a Mallorcan fishing village and learning and refining the egg tempera technique for which Cadmus became known. ~Paul Cadmus’ Greenwich Village



Paul Cadmus by Jared French
1944 / Pencil and brush and ink wash with white heightening / Private Collection












Jerry (Jared French) by Paul Cadmus
1931 / Oil on canvas / Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH