July 12, 1863~ British forces invade Waikato in New Zealand

King Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero by Gottfried Lindauer

c.1885 / Oil on canvas / 29”x25” / Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, New Zealand

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Previous July 12 posts:

Summer~ July 12

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: Born July 12, 1874

Oscar Hammerstein II: Born July 12, 1895

Van Cliburn: Born July 12, 1934

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/12~

July 11, 1916~ German forces launch final attempt to capture Verdun

Verdun by Félix Valloton

1917 / Oil on canvas / 44 4/5”x57 2/5” / Musée de l’Armée, Paris

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Previous July 11 posts:

Summer~ July 11

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton shot in duel by Aaron Burr

James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)

E. B. White: Born July 11, 1899

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/11~

July 9, 1887~ Mexican painter Saturnino Herrán is born

Young Woman with Pumpkin by Saturnino Herrán

1917 / Colored pencils on paper / 22 2/5”x15 1/3”
Andrés Blaisten Collection, University Cultural Center Tlatelolco, Mexico

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Saturnino Herran on artnet.com~ http://www.artnet.com/artists/saturnino-herran/

Previous July 9 posts:

Summer~ July 9

David Hockney: Born July 9, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/9~

July 6, 1916~ Odilon Redon dies in Paris, France

Baronne Robert de Domecy by Odilon Redon

1900 / Oil on canvas / 26 3/4”x29” / Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Baronne de Domecy by Odilon Redon

c.1900 / Pastel and graphite on light brown laid paper / 20 5/8”“x24”
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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[Odilon Redon’s] first portrait commission resulted in two portraits of Baroness Cécile de Domecy, the wife of Baron Robert de Domecy, one of his most prominent patrons. The first of the two, never exhibited in Redon’s lifetime, is now in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay and was completed in 1900; it was acquired in 1994 and had been entirely unknown up to that time. The second, which entered the Getty Center’s collection in 2005, had been exhibited in 1903 but was then unseen for the next 80-plus years; its exact date of completion is unknown. Redon created these works in tandem with his first large decorative commission, a set of fifteen panels for the Domecy’s dining room.

Quote from “Interiors: Odilon Redon’s Portraits of the Baroness de Domecy”
Caty Telfair, University of California, Berkeley
https://www.academia.edu/37258917/Drawing_Boundaries_-_Conservation_as_Meaning-Making

Previous July 6 posts:

Summer~ July 6

Frida Kahlo: Born on July 6, 1907

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/6~

July 5, 1852~ Frederick Douglass gives “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech

Frederick Douglass by Sarah J. Eddy

1883 / Oil on canvas / 64”x49” / Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, National Park Service

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Solving the Mystery of the Missing Portrait~ https://mais.gmu.edu/articles/9823
Complete text of “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”~
https://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/what-to-the-slave-is-the-fourth-of-july/

Previous July 5 posts:

Summer~ July 5

Jean Cocteau: Born July 5, 1889

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/5~

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~
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-why-has-this-painting-inspired-so-many-contemporary-artists

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~