Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 9

The Blue Nile by Palmer Hayden

1964 / Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper / 21 1/2”x27 7/8″ / MoMA, NYC

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See also: February 9~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/09/february-9-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 7

Traveling (Lead Kindly Light) by William Edouard Scott

1918 / Oil on canvas / 22 1/8”x18” / Huntington Museum of Art, WV

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See also: February 7~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/07/february-7-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 5

Interiör med Kortspelande Sällskap
by Joseph Clinton Devillis

No date / Oil on canvas / 19 1/4”x23 5/8” / Private collection

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See also: February 5~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/05/february-5-african-american-visual-artists/

January 31, 1865~ Congress passes 13th Amendment; submitted to states February 1st for ratification

A Visit from the Old Mistress by Winslow Homer

1876 / Oil on canvas / 18”x24” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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Previous January 31 posts:
Winter~ January 31
January 31 (music)~
Betty Parsons~ January 31, 1900-July 23, 1982
Jackie Robinson: January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/31~

January 27, 1825~ President Monroe approves plan to relocate east coast Indian nations to the west

State Names by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

2000 / Oil, collage, and mixed media on canvas / 48”x72” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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Previous January 27 posts:

Winter~ January 27

January 27 (music)~

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/27~

January 26, 1950~ The Constitution of the Republic of India comes into effect

Title page of the Constitution of India
(original calligraphed and illuminated version)

Designed and illustrated by artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose,
calligraphy by Prem Behari Narain Raizada

1949 / Ink on parchment / 234 23”x18” manuscript pages / Library of the Parliament of India, New Delhi

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Previous January 26 posts:

Winter~ January 26

January 26 (music)~

Barbara Kruger: Born January 26, 1945

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/26~

January 25, 1755~ Russian Empress Elizabeth signs decree establishing Moscow University

The Empress Elizabeth of Russia on Horseback, Attended by a Page
Attributed to Georg Christoph Grooth

After 1743–49 / Oil on canvas / 31 3/8”x24 1/2” / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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Previous January 25 posts:

Winter~ January 25

January 25 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/25~

January 23, 1849~ Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman to earn an M.D. in the US

Elizabeth Blackwell by Joseph Stanley Kozlowski

1965 / Oil on canvas / Size? / Syracuse University Medical School Collection, NY

“The Elizabeth Blackwell painting was used as source material for a USPS $.18 postage stamp. However, credit was not extended by the USPS for some time after the issuance of the stamp. After a full investigation determined that Kozlowski’s painting was, in fact, the original source for the stamp design the USPS tightened its rules regarding the documentation of source materials in order for design acceptance and acknowledged the role of the painting in the design process.”

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Previous January 23 posts:

Winter~ January 23

January 23 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/23~

January 17*, 1904~ Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” opens at Moscow Art Theater

Portrait of the Actor Nikolai Podgorny as Peter Trofimov
(in a later production) by Boris Grigoriev

1923 / Oil on canvas / 23 3/4”x28 3/4” / Private collection

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*Opened January 17 Old Style (O.S., Julian calendar)/January 30 New Style (N.S., Gregorian calendar)

Previous January 17 posts:

Winter~ January 17

January 17 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/17~