August 15, 1969~ Woodstock Music Festival opens

Wallkill, New York August 15-16-17
First Festival Poster by David Edward Byrd

1969 / Original offset lithograph, 10,000 qty. / Approx. 14”x22” / Various collections

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Previous August 15 posts:

Self Portraits~August 15

August 15, 1969: The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/15~

July 23, 1886~ Steve Brodie allegedly survives jump from Brooklyn Bridge

On the Bowery  by  Strobridge Lith. Co. of Cincinnati, OH & NY

c.1896 / Color lithograph / 29 1/2”x19 11/16”
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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Link~ “Robert Neilson Stephens’s play “On the Bowery” with Steve Brodie”
Link~ “That daredevil Steve Brodie! Did the former newsboy really jump off the Brooklyn Bridge?”

Previous July 23 posts:

Summer~ July 23

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/23~

June 30, 1905~ Battleship Potemkin leaves Odessa, sails towards Black Sea Fleet

Poster for Eisenstein’s movie Potemkin by Dolly Rudeman

1926 / Color lithograph / 42 1/2”x25 1/2” / International Advertising & Design DataBase

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“Postering Potemkin”~ https://www.tiff.net/the-review/postering-potemkin
“Battleship Potemkin: What happened to the ship after the movie was over?”~
https://www.rbth.com/history/326276-what-happened-to-battleship-potemkin

Previous June 30 posts:

Pride Month~ June 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/30~

April 22, 1970~ First annual Earth Day

Earth Day 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg

1970 / Lithograph and collage / 52 1/2”x37 1/2”
Edition of 50, based on his original design of an offset-printed poster

Previous April 22 posts:

Spring~ April 22

John Waters: Born April 22, 1946 (1)

John Waters: Born April 22, 1946 (2)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/22~

March 28, 1939~ Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid

“Do not let your family live the drama of the war:
To evacuate Madrid is to help in the final victory”
by Girón

c.1936-1937 / Lithograph, 3 colors / 39 2/5”x27” / Southworth Collection, University of California San Diego

Illustrated timeline of the Spanish Civil War~
https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/explorefurther/digital/scw/more/simpletimeline2/

Previous March 28 posts:

March 28~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/28~

March 1, 1873~ E. Remington & Sons begin production of their first typewriter

Remington by Leonetto Cappiello

1910 / Color Lithograph / 78 7/10”x51 1/5” / Various collections

Previous March 1 posts:

March 1~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

March 1~

Frédéric Chopin: Born March 1, 1810 (?)

Diana of the Tower by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Glenn Miller: Born March 1, 1904

Harry Belafonte: Born on March 1, 1927

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/1~

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

Links to Selected Exhibits and Collections here~ https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/exhibits-and-collections/

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For more information on the artists featured in the slide show:

Judith F. Baca~ http://www.artnews.com/2017/04/19/concrete-history-chicana-muralist-judith-f-baca-goes-from-the-great-wall-to-the-museum-wall/
Daniel Martin Diaz~ http://danielmartindiaz.com/about.php
Carmen Lomas Garza~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/carmen-lomas-garza-6783
Ester Hernandez~ http://artinprint.org/article/ester-hernandez-sun-mad/
Yolanda Lopez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/lopez_y
Soraida Martinez~ https://theartguide.com/artists/soraida-martinez
Manuel Neri~ https://anderson.stanford.edu/programs-exhibitions/manuel-neri-assertion-of-the-figure/
Royal Chicano Air Force~ http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/exhibits2/archive/artists.php?op=view&id=3&media=info
Richard Serra~ https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/richard-serra
Patssi Valdez~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/patssi-valdez-7289
Emigdio Vasquez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/vasquez_brochure
Los Four~ https://latinomurals.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/losfour/

Love & War~ May 24

Victory Gardens

During World War I, Liberty Gardens (and later, Victory Gardens) grew out of the government’s efforts to encourage home gardening among Americans, both to express their patriotism and to aid the war effort by freeing up food production for soldiers.

As part of the (World War II) effort, the government rationed foods like sugar, butter, milk, cheese, eggs, coffee, meat and canned goods. Labor and transportation shortages made it hard to harvest and move fruits and vegetables to market. So, the government turned to its citizens and encouraged them to plant “Victory Gardens.” They wanted individuals to provide their own fruits and vegetables.

Americans were encouraged to grow their own to ensure everyone at home had enough to eat…There were 20 million gardens everywhere from rooftops and empty lots to backyards and schoolyards. 40% of produce, which made over 1 million tons, consumed in America was grown in victory gardens. People learned how to can and preserve so the harvests lasted all year.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/12~

Which American painter and graphic artist gained fame in the early thirties for a series of paintings on the trial of the anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, beginning a career which constantly addressed various social and political causes?

Which New Deal arts program muralist intentionally manipulated the topography in his 1937 Pittsburgh Panorama for that city’s Federal Courthouse and Post Office so that the finished image would resemble a hammer and sickle?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/12/september-12/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/29~

What American painter — best known for his genre paintings, paintings of scenes from everyday life, and portraits of people both famous and unknown — was a co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

What British advertising designer, poster artist, and illustrator won first place in a poster competition held by the London City Council in 1935, and from that point on freelanced as a graphic artist?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/29/july-29/