Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 11

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree and Black Cockatoo
by Marianne North

Early 1880s / Oil on board / 20”x14” / Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, UK

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See also: March 11~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/11/march-11-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 4

American Mixture of Ethiopian Race by Mary A. Bell

Before 1938 / Crayon on paper / 20 1/2”x15 1/2” / Carl Van Vechten papers,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, New Haven, CT

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See also: February 4~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/04/february-4-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 2

Henry Bibb by Patrick H. Reason

1849 / Illustration for “Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written by Himself”
Various collections, incl.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

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See also: February 2~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/02/february-2-african-american-visual-artists/

January 30, 1902 – The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London

Vote for the Conservatives Who Gave You the Alliance
by Edward Huskinson

1906 Election poster / Printed by Hill, Sifken and Co LTD, London
The British Library of Political and Economic Science, UK

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Previous January 30 posts:
Winter~ January 30
January 30 (music)~
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/30~

January 29, 1845~ Poe’s The Raven published in The Evening Mirror (NY)

The Raven from “The Bells and Other Poems”,
illustrations by Edmund Dulac

1912 signed limited edition / 11 small vignettes and 28 tipped-in color plates
Image size? / Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

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Previous January 29 posts:
Winter~ January 29
January 29 (music)~
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/29~

January 26, 1950~ The Constitution of the Republic of India comes into effect

Title page of the Constitution of India
(original calligraphed and illuminated version)

Designed and illustrated by artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose,
calligraphy by Prem Behari Narain Raizada

1949 / Ink on parchment / 234 23”x18” manuscript pages / Library of the Parliament of India, New Delhi

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Previous January 26 posts:

Winter~ January 26

January 26 (music)~

Barbara Kruger: Born January 26, 1945

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/26~

January 7, 1929~ The action-adventure comic strip “Tarzan” debuts

“The Ape-Man and the Princess” by Hal Foster

April 9, 1933 / Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan, as drawn by Hal Foster
Image from http://www.erbzine.com/mag8/0810.html

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Also debuting in newspapers on January 7, 1929~ Buck Rogers, drawn by Richard ‘Dick’ Calkins
Image from https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/01/06/first-and-last-buck-rogers-comic-strip/

Previous January 7 posts:

Winter~ January 7

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/7~

January 1, 2020~ Happy New Year!

New Year’s Baby by Joseph Christian Leyendecker

1920 / Oil on canvas / 28”x21” / Private collection
Cover art for The Saturday Evening Post, January 3, 1920

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Previous January 1 posts:
January First 2018: Happy New Year!
January First 2017: Happy New Year!
January First 2016: Happy New Year!
The Four Seasons: Winter
Winter~ January 1

January 1~

December 28, 1958~ “Greatest Game Ever Played”: Baltimore Colts defeat New York Giants

The Colts Defeat the Giants in Overtime by Daniel Bennett Schwartz

1958 / Oil on canvas / 32”x48” / Illustration for “Highlights of a Golden Decade”
by Roger
Kahn, Esquire magazine, December 1960

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Previous December 28 posts:

December 28~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/28~

December 3, 1948~ 1st woman (outside Medical Corps) sworn in as an officer in the Regular Army

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory by Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer

1944 / Offset color lithographic poster / 28”x20”
Various collections including Online Archive of California (OAC)

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Previous December 3 posts:

December 3~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/3~