February 28, 1820~ Sir John Tenniel born

Self Portrait by Sir John Tenniel

1882 / Oil on canvas / 13 3/5”x11 3/4” / Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland

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February 28~ African-American visual artists

Sir John Tenniel: Born February 28, 1820

February 28~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/28~

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February 29~

February 29, 1940: Hattie McDaniel wins an Oscar

February 26, 1919~ Grand Canyon National Park is established

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone by Thomas Moran

1872 / Oil on canvas mounted on aluminum / 84”x144 1/4” / Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thomas “Yellowstone” Moran: Influencing Change with Art~
https://www.npca.org/articles/376-thomas-yellowstone-moran-influencing-change-with-art

The Nature of Art: Communicating Park Science, Nature and Culture through Art~
https://www.nps.gov/articles/aps-v10-i2-c10.htm

FEBRUARY 26 — FOUR NATIONAL PARKS ESTABLISHED (1917-1929)
http://todayinconservation.com/2018/02/february-26-four-national-parks-established-1917-1929/

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February 26~ African-American visual artists

Elihu Vedder: Born February 26, 1836

Johnny Cash: Born February 26, 1932

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/26~

February 23, 1540~ Coronado’s expedition sets off in search of Cibola

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado Sets Out to the North by Frederic Remington

From a 10-month series of paintings for Collier’s titled “The Great Explorers”/issue dated Dec. 9, 1905
1905 / Lithographic reproduction of an oil painting / Image: 8 3/5”x12 1/4” /
Various collections, including Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

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February 23~ African-American visual artists

Men in Wigs

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/23~

February 22, 1987~ Death of Andy Warhol

Eva Mudocci (After Munch) by Andy Warhol

1984 / Silkscreen ink and polymer paint on paper / 56 1/10”x39 1/2” /
Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

February 22~ African-American visual artists

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival~ 2/22 & 10/22

February 22~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/22~

February 20, 1816~ Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” premieres

Portrait of Gioacchino Rossini by Francesco Hayez, after a photograph by Étienne Carjat

1870 / Oil on canvas / 42 9/10”x34 1/5” / Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

The premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa The Barber of Seville on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome was a verifiable disaster! …
http://www.interlude.hk/front/rossini-barber-sevillepremiered-today-1816/

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February 20~ African-American visual artists

February 20, 1872: The Met opens its doors to the public

Nancy Wilson: Born February 20, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/20~

February 17, 1913~ The Armory Show opens in New York City

Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) by Marcel Duchamp

1912 / Oil on canvas / 57 7/8”x35 1/8” / Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Armory Show took place from February 17 to March 15, 1913 at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street, and in just less than a month it changed the way Americans thought about modern art. It has been called the most important exhibition ever held in the United States. http://armory.nyhistory.org/about/

~ 1913 Armory Show: The Story in Primary Sources
~ List of women artists in the Armory Show
~ Armory Show 1913 Complete List

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February 17~ African-American visual artists

February 17~

Madama Butterfly: First Performance February 17, 1904

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/17~

February 14, 2019~ Happy Valentine’s Day!

Saint Valentine Baptizing Saint Lucilla by Jacopo Bassano

st-valentine-baptizing-st-lucilla-jacopo-bassano1575 / Oil on canvas / 72 1/4”x51” / Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa

Valentine’s Day~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day
Be My Valentine~ https://www.si.edu/spotlight/valentines
The Heart in Art~ http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-heart-in-art/
Valentine’s day: Love and Street Art~
https://streetart360.net/2017/02/14/valentines-day-love-and-street-art/

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February 14~ African-American visual artists

Renée Fleming: Born February 14, 1959

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/14~

February 12, 1809: Abraham Lincoln Is Born in Hodgenville, KY

railsplitter“Lincoln the Railsplitter” by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) 84.5” by 44.5” Oil on canvas
Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections. ©NR Family Agency.

In 1962, Lincoln First Federal Savings & Loan Assn in WA commissioned this painting for the lobby of their headquarters in Spokane. Rockwell completed it in 1965 and it was unveiled on November 4th of that year. After the bank merged with Washington Mutual Savings Bank, the painting was moved to Seattle, no longer on public display; in the early 1990s it was sold to Texas businessman H. Ross Perot. In 2006, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, purchased it in a sale at Christie’s Auction House, and “Lincoln the Railsplitter” was once again available to the public.

“Artworks of Lincoln were produced for many reasons—for news, politics, sale, and commemoration—and in a variety of media, such as prints, paintings, sculptures, and photographs.”
http://www.civilwarinart.org/exhibits/show/lincoln/introduction/picturing-lincoln

“Scholars estimate that Lincoln sat for 33 photographers and 127 portraits in his lifetime…”
http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1876750_1840177,00.html

“The statue of President Abraham Lincoln [in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol] depicts him with a serious, contemplative expression. Sculpted by the first female artist commissioned to create a work of art for the United States government.”
https://www.aoc.gov/art/other-statues/abraham-lincoln-statue

“Iconic Abraham Lincoln portraits”
http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/iconic-abraham-lincoln-portraits/

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February 12~ African-American visual artists

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/12~