January 5, 1895~ Alfred Dreyfus dishonorably discharged and demoted

Le Capitaine Dreyfus from “The Dreyfus Affair” by Ben Shahn

1984 / Pochoir lithograph on paper / 15 7/16”x11 15/16”
various incl. Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

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Previous January 5 posts:

Winter~ January 5

George Washington Carver: c.1864 – January 5, 1943

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/5~

December 6, 1856~ German-Swiss artist Louise Catherine Breslau is born

Self Portrait Holding a Dog by Marie Louise Catherine Breslau

1891 / Oil on mahogany panel / 18”x15 1/3” / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France

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Previous December 6 posts:

December 6~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/6~

December 4, 1942~ FDR orders the “prompt liquidation” of the WPA

Reforestation, center panel American Soil triptych by Helen West Heller

1935 / Woodcut on paper / Image: 11”x9 5/8” / Various collections incl. National Gallery of Art, DC

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Previous December 4 posts:

December 4~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/4~

December 1, 1840~ French Impressionist artist Marie Bracquemond is born

Young Woman in Front of her Easel by Marie Bracquemond

Before 1916 / Etching / 18”x13 2/5” / Petit Palais, Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris

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Previous December 1 posts:

December 1~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/1~

November 10, 2005~ Harlem Renaissance painter Ernest Crichlow dies

Woman in a Blue Coat by Ernest Crichlow

c.1948 / Oil on canvas / 20”x16” / Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, NC

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Previous November 10 posts:

November 10~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/10~

August 31, 1919~ John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago

Strike Breakers (Company Violence) by Morris Topchevsky

1937 / Oil on canvas / 35 5/8”x29 9/16” / Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

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“Picturing a Communist Revolution in the US”~

Previous August 31 posts:

Self Portraits~August 31

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/31~