March 20, 1923~ Picasso’s first U.S. solo show in a noncommercial setting

Catalogue Cover for Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso

1923 / Catalogue of exhibition of original drawings by Pablo Picasso
Presented in The Art Institute of Chicago; hosted by The Arts Club of Chicago

Previous March 20 posts:

March 20~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Art Forger Eric Hebborn: Born March 20, 1934

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/20~

March 14, 1903~ Adolph Gottlieb is born

Transfiguration III by Adolph Gottlieb

1958 / Oil on canvas / 90”x60 1/8” / Anderson Collection at Stanford University, California

Previous March 14 posts:

March 14~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Premiered March 14, 1885: “The Mikado”

Albert Einstein: Born March 14, 1879

Diane Arbus: Born March 14, 1923

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/14~

February 11, 660 BCE~ Traditional date when legendary Emperor Jimmu founded Japan

Emperor Jinmu (Jinmu tennô) by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

1880 / Woodblock print; ink and color on paper / 14 3/4”x9 7/8” / Various, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kenkokukinen-no-Hi, the “complicated and controversial” National Foundation Day, is February 11

Previous February 11 posts:

February 11~ African-American visual artists

Thomas Edison: Born February 11, 1847

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/11~

December 24~ Animals in Art

Dugn’be (Bull Mask) / Bijagó people, Bissagos (Bijagós) Islands, Guinea-Bissau

Late 19th to mid-20th century / Wood, cow horns, glass, plant fiber, and paint /
10 5/8”x19 11/16”x11 13/16” / Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
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The World Cow  by  Franz Marc

1913 / Oil on canvas / 27 7/8”x55 5/8″ / The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

December 18~ Animals in Art

Carp Among Pond Plants  by  Ryūryūkyo Shinsai

c.1800 / Woodblock print, ink and color on paper / 8 2/5”x7 1/3” / Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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Peaceable Kingdom, c.1830–32  by  Edward Hicks

Earliest version c.1816-18 / Paintings / Over 100 different versions; 62 known to still exist