Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 24

Evolution of Swing by Raymond Steth

1939 / Lithograph / 12 11/16”x16 3/4” / Various including Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

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See also: February 24~ African-American visual artists

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 20

Window by Ernest Crichlow

1987 / Oil on canvas / Dimensions? / Private collection of Myrna Colley-Lee

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See also: February 20~ African-American visual artists

January 5, 1895~ Alfred Dreyfus dishonorably discharged and demoted

Le Capitaine Dreyfus from “The Dreyfus Affair” by Ben Shahn

1984 / Pochoir lithograph on paper / 15 7/16”x11 15/16”
various incl. Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

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Previous January 5 posts:

Winter~ January 5

George Washington Carver: c.1864 – January 5, 1943

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/5~

December 19, 1907~ Hugo Simberg sends a postcard from the United States

Self-Portrait by Hugo Simberg

1907 / Oil on canvas / 17”x14” / Finnish National Gallery: Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

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“Over the Ocean: Hugo Simberg in America”~

“Amerikka” (24 photos)~

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Previous December 19 posts:

December 19~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/19~

April 22, 1970~ First annual Earth Day

Earth Day 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg

1970 / Lithograph and collage / 52 1/2”x37 1/2”
Edition of 50, based on his original design of an offset-printed poster

Previous April 22 posts:

Spring~ April 22

John Waters: Born April 22, 1946 (1)

John Waters: Born April 22, 1946 (2)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/22~

Hispanic Artists~September 28

Beef Ribs Longhorn  by  Jean‐Michel Basquiat

1982 / Acrylic, oilstick, and paper collage on canvas, on tied wood supports / 60”x60” / The Broad, Los Angeles, CA
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Un Sueño Libre  by  Juan Sanchez

1987 / Lithograph and collage, color / 22”x29” / Edition of 25

Self Portraits~August 21

Hand with Reflecting Sphere  by  M.C. Escher

1935 / Lithograph / Sheet 16 13/16”x12 1/2” / Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands

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Self-Portrait: The Inn of the Dawn Horse  by  Leonora Carrington

c.1937–38 / Oil on canvas / 25 9/16”x32” / Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, The Met

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/24~

What noted Russian Impressionist landscape and genre painter was also a theater artist, set designer, costume designer, and theorist of art?

What Austrian artist lived in London after fleeing the Nazis with her mother, whose aging and death she later portrayed in a series of paintings?

Answers here~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/14~

The popularity of this artist’s drawings created a national sensation, dictating the fashions and manners of a generation and epitomizing the idealized characteristics of the turn-of-the-century American woman.

This creator of award-winning picture books for children was raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant and began drawing as a young child; his first book appeared in its entirety in Life magazine when he was 18 years old.

Answers here~