August 6, 2012~ NASA’s rover Curiosity successfully lands on Mars

Mars Dust by Alma Thomas

1972 / Acrylic on canvas / 69 1/4”x57 1/8” / Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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Link: 50 Years Ago, Alma Thomas Made ‘Space’ Paintings that Imagined the Moon and Mars

Previous August 6 posts:

Self Portraits~August 6

August 6, 1945: Enola Gay drops 5-ton bomb over Hiroshima

Andy Warhol: Born August 6, 1928

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/6~

August 2, 1864~ First running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

Portrait of the Thoroughbred Kentucky (detail) by Edward Troye

c.1866 / Oil on canvas / 31”x38 3/4” / Image: Wikipedia, Gooreen Collection, Public Domain

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Previous August 2 posts:

Self Portraits~August 2

Auguste Bartholdi: Born on August 2, 1834

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/2~

August 1, 1944~ Warsaw Uprising against the German occupation is launched

Portrait of a Boy in Glasses by Gela Seksztajn

c.1932-1943 / Watercolor on paper / 27 1/2”x19” / Ringelblum Archive

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The work of the painter Gela Seksztajn~
https://onegszabat.org/en/to-bring-out-the-beauty-of-every-child/
Gela Seksztajn was a Polish-Jewish artist and painter. She is known mostly for her paintings hidden within the Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto. Depicting people was her main focus. She also painted still lifes, landscapes, and nudes. It is believed she died during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Gela Seksztajn left more than 300 drawings and paintings; most of them can be found in the Jewish Historical Institute, although there are a few in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC and one oil painting in the Yad Vashem Art Collection.

Previous August 1 posts:

Self Portraits~August 1

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/1~

July 28, 1866~ “Buffalo Soldier” cavalry regiments officially formed

The Alert by Frederic Remington

1888 / Oil on canvas / 22”x19 1/2” / Private collection

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BUFFALO SOLDIERS~ https://www.blackpast.org/aaw/vignette_aahw/buffalo-soldiers/

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Summer~ July 28

Beatrix Potter: Born on July 28, 1866

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/28~