June 21, 1964~ Civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, & Michael Schwerner brutally murdered

Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice) by Norman Rockwell

1965 / Oil on canvas / Intended as illustration for Look magazine issue of June 29, 1965;
a preparatory study was published instead / Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

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Previous June 21 posts:

Pride Month~ June 21

Al Hirschfeld: Born June 21, 1903

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/21~

June 19, 1866~ First documented celebration of Juneteenth

Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

Commissioned for the Texas Centennial Exposition’s Hall of Negro Life,
which was officially dedicated on June 19, 1936, in honor of Juneteenth

1936 / Oil On Canvas / 60”x60” / de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Previous June 19 posts:

Pride Month~ June 19

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~

June 13, 1231~ Saint Anthony dies in Padua, Italy

The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Max Ernst

1945 / Oil on Canvas / 43”x51” / Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

“The Temptation of Saint Anthony” was painted for a competition in 1946 where 12 surrealist and magic realist artists were invited to submit a work to be featured in the film “The Private Affairs of Bel Ami”. The invited painters were Ivan Albright, Eugène Berman, Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Louis Guglielmi, Horace Pippin, Abraham Rattner, Stanley Spencer, Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Fini, and Max Ernst, who won the competition. All contestants except Fini delivered a painting. The judges were Marcel Duchamp, Alfred H. Barr Jr., and Sidney Janis.

Temptations~ http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2015/04/20/temptations/
Portraits of a Desert Father: Surrealist Contributions to the St. Anthony Tradition~

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Previous June 13 posts:

Pride Month~ June 13

Christo (June 13, 1935) & Jeanne-Claude (June 13, 1935–Nov. 18, 2009)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/13~

June 12, 1942~ Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday

Journal d’Anne Frank (Anne Frank Diary) by Marc Chagall

Published 1959 / Lithograph on vellum, after artwork from 1958
Image 9.25 x 7″ / Frontispiece for quarto [book]; limited edition of 495 copies

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Previous June 12 posts:

Pride Month~ June 12

Maruyama Ōkyo: Born June 12, 1733

Anne Frank: Born June 12, 1929

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/12~