July 2, 1816~ French naval frigate Méduse runs aground off Mauritania

The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault

1819 / Oil on canvas / 193”x282” / Louvre Museum, Paris

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Why Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa Captured the Minds of Frank Stella, Jeff Koons, Max Ernst, and So Many More~

Previous July 2 posts:

Summer~ July 2

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/2~

July 1, 1725~ English aristocrat and painter Rhoda Delaval is born

Rhoda Delaval and Her Brother as “Painting and Poetry” (after Bernardino Luini)
by Rhoda Delaval

1745-1757 / Oil on canvas / 59”x53” / National Trust, Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

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Previous July 1 posts:

The Four Seasons: Summer

Summer~ July 1

July 1~ Willie Dixon & James Cotton

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/1~

June 29, 1956~ Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 signed into law, creating Interstate Highway System

Highway by George Tooker

1953 / Egg tempera on gesso hardboard / 22 7/8”x17 7/8” / Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, IL

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Previous June 29 posts:

Pride Month~ June 29

Lowell George (April 13, 1945-June 29, 1979)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/29~

June 28, 1846~ Adolphe Sax files 14 patents for the saxophone

All The Things You Are by Romare Bearden

1987 / Collage, color dyes, and watercolor on board / 36”x24” / Private collection?

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Previous June 28 posts:

Pride Month~ June 28

June 28 & 29, 1969~ the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/28~

June 27, 1844~ LDS founder Joseph Smith & his brother killed by a mob

Interior of Carthage Jail by C.C.A. Christensen

c.1878 / Tempera on muslin / 78”x120” / Brigham Young University Museum of Art

From “A Panorama of Mormon Life”, a 175-foot canvas scroll of 23 paintings depicting LDS Church history

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Previous June 27 posts:

Pride Month~ June 27

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/27~

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~