December 4, 1942~ FDR orders the “prompt liquidation” of the WPA

Reforestation, center panel American Soil triptych by Helen West Heller

1935 / Woodcut on paper / Image: 11”x9 5/8” / Various collections incl. National Gallery of Art, DC

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Previous December 4 posts:

December 4~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/4~

December 2, 1954~ U.S Senate votes to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy

The Red Scare and McCarthyism (detail) designed by Judith F. Baca
with Matt Weurker, Jan Cook, and additional SPARC design team members

1974-1984 / Painted mural by Judith F. Baca working with the Social and Public Art Resource Center
13 1/2’ x 2,754’ / Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural, Tujunga Flood Control Channel, CA


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December 2~ Animals in Art

JF Auburtin: Born December 2, 1866

Maria Callas: Born December 2, 1923

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/2~

November 29, 394~ Taejo of Joseon moves Korean capital to Hanyang (now Seoul)

Portrait of King Taejo of Joseon by
Jo Jung-muk, Park Gi-jun, Baek Eun-bae, Yu Suk

1872 / Hanging Scroll, ink and color on silk / 85 4/5”x59”
Royal Portrait Museum, Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Jeonju, South Korea

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November 29~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/29~

November 28, 2019~ Happy Thanksgiving!

Presidential Turkey Platter designed by Theodore Russell Davis

c.1880 / Porcelain with enamels and gilding / Length: 20” / White House Historical Association

“In 1879, a state dinner service for President and Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes was commissioned
from Haviland & Co., Limoges, France…”

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November 28~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/28~

November 25, 1874~ American boxer Joe Gans is born

Both Members of This Club by George Bellows

1909 / Oil on canvas / 45 1/4”x63 3/16” / National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

“While the name of the white boxer is unknown, the African-American boxer
is Joe Gans, who would be the champion for eight years.”  ~theartstory

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November 25~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/25~

November 22, 1871~ Death of Oscar Dunn, first elected Black Lieut. Governor in USA

Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Oscar J. Dunn by Currier and Ives

c.1868-1871 / Lithograph / Image: 11 7/8”x8 7/16”
Various collections including Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA

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November 22~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/22~

November 21, 1918~ Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 gives women right to sit in Parliament

The Artist’s Wife, Constance, Comtesse de Markievicz
by Casimir Dunin Markievicz

(Click to enlarge)
1899 / Oil on canvas / 80 3/4”x35 4/5” / National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

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November 21~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/21~