August 23, 1995~ Photographer and photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt dies

Big Fish, Sarasota, Florida by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographed in 1959 / Gelatin silver print / Image: 13 1/16”x10 1/16” / Various collections

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Previous August 23 posts:

Self Portraits~August 23

Alexander Milne Calder: Born August 23(?), 1846

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/23~

August 5, 1979~ Willie Mays inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Untitled (Willie Mays, No. 43) by David Levinthal

2003 / Polaroid (Polacolor ER Land Film print) / 25 3/8”x20 3/4”
Various collections, incl. San Jose Museum of Art, CA

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Previous August 5 posts:

Self Portraits~August 5

Roberta Dodd Crawford: Born August 5, 1897

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/5~

July 29, 1836~ Inauguration of l’Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, in Paris

The Marseillaise (The Departure of the Volunteers of 1792),
Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, 1833-36, by François Rude

Photograph by Gustave Le Gray / 1852 / Salted paper print / 19”x14 1/2” / Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Previous July 29 posts:

Summer~ July 29

Marguerite Mahood: Born July 29, 1901

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/29~

July 15, 1923~ Jazz drummer Philly Joe Jones is born

Philly Joe Jones by Francis Wolff

Date unknown / Black & white photograph shot with twin-lens, square-format Rolleiflex / ©Francis Wolff

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The Blue Note Photographs of Francis Wolff~
http://si-siris.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-blue-note-photographs-of-francis.html
The Impossibly Cool Album Covers of Blue Note Records: Meet the Creative Team Behind These Iconic Designs~
http://www.openculture.com/2018/11/the-impossibly-cool-album-covers-of-blue-note-records.html
Cool, clear, collected~
http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature/article/cool-clear-collected

Previous July 15 posts:

Summer~ July 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/15~

June 15, 1878~ Eadweard Muybridge successfully captures a horse in motion in series of photographs

The ZoopraxiscopeHorse Galloping by Eadweard Muybridge

c.1893 / Outlines drawn by Erwin F. Faber, lithographed, hand colored / 12″ disc
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, DC

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More about Eadweard Muybridge~
https://schristywolfe.com/2016/04/09/eadweard-muybridge-born-april-9-1830/

Previous June 15 posts:

Pride Month~ June 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/15~

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions are open until August 31, 2019.
More information here~ https://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

Entry is 24 GBP (approx. 31 USD) for one entry. You may submit up to two works in the same category per entry, unless you are entering an Artists’ Film, in which case you may submit one work per entry fee.

Open to entrants of all ages and nationalities.
Details~ https://graphiccompetitions.com/multiple-disciplines/the-aesthetica-art-prize-competition-2019/

The Awards are open to all artist across the world and include a Main Prize of £5,000 (approx. 6,465 USD) and an Emerging Prize of £1,000 (approx. 1,290 USD), alongside publication and exhibition.
Apply here~ https://aestheticamagazine.submittable.com/submit/133496/aesthetica-art-prize

May 8, 1958~ Eisenhower orders federalized National Guard removed from Little Rock

The Little Rock Nine  by  Platon, 2010

From left: Jefferson Thomas, Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Elizabeth Eckford,
Carlotta Walls LaNier, Terrence Roberts, Thelma Mothershed Wair, Melba Patillo Beals and Ernest Green

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 8

Bob Clampett: Born May 8, 1913

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/8~