October 21, 1959~ The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens

Solomon R. Guggenheim by Hilla Rebay

1928 / Oil on canvas / 60”x40” / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Timeline~
https://www.guggenheim.org/the-frank-lloyd-wright-building/timeline
About Frank Lloyd Wright~ https://franklloydwright.org/frank-lloyd-wright/

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Autumn~ October 21

Mary Blair: Born October 21, 1911

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/21~

October 16, 1384~ Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland

The Oath of Jadwiga by Józef Simmler

After Jadwiga wed Gniewosz of Dalewice, a Polish knight and courtier who had opposed the marriage, spread gossip that she was having an affair. Jadwiga took a solemn oath stating that she had only had marital relations with her husband. After all the witnesses confirmed her oath, Gniewosz confessed that he had lied. The medieval penalty was to force Gniewosz to publicly get under a table, say: “I lied like a dog”, and bark a few times. Despite this, Gniewosz continued his career at the court even after Jadwiga’s death.

1867 / Oil on canvas / 114”x84 2/5” / National Museum, Warsaw, Poland

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Autumn~ October 16

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/16~

October 15, 1939~ Dedication of NY Municipal Airport (later LaGuardia Airport)

Flight (detail), a mural by James Brooks

1939-1942; sealed and painted over 1952; uncovered and restored late 1970s; rededicated September 18, 1980
Painting on curved canvas panels / 12’x237’ / Marine Air Terminal, Terminal A, LaGuardia Airport

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Autumn~ October 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/15~

October 9, 1936~ Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

Power House Abutments, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam)
by Stanley Huber Wood

1934 / Pencil, watercolor, and ink on paper / 18”x20 1/5” / Created under the Public Works of Art Project
Published as part of “Boulder Dam in Color: A Portfolio of Watercolors” in the May 1934 issue of Fortune magazine

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Autumn~ October 9

John Lennon: Born October 9, 1940

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/9~

October 5, 1869~ Finnish painter Ellen Thesleff is born

Self-Portrait by Ellen Thesleff

1894–95 / Pencil and sepia ink on paper / 12 1/5”x9 1/4”
Finnish National Gallery: Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

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Autumn~ October 5

Maya Lin: Born October 5, 1959

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/5~

October 3, 1648~ French poet, musician, academic, & artist Élisabeth Sophie Chéron is born

Likely Self Portrait by Élisabeth-Sophie Chéron

17th century / Oil on canvas / 17.5”x15.7” / Musée Condé, Chantilly, France

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Autumn~ October 3

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/3~