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”~
https://hyperallergic.com/174971/picturing-a-communist-revolution-in-the-us/

Previous August 31 posts:

Self Portraits~August 31

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/31~

July 26, 943~ Motoyoshi Shinnō, Japanese poet and nobleman, dies

Poem by Motoyoshi Shinnô, from the series 100 Poems
Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)
by Katsushika Hokusai

c.1839 / Polychrome woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper / 10 1/4”x14 3/8”
Various collections, incl. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Previous July 26 posts:

Summer~ July 26

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/26~

July 19, 1937~ Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) Exhibition opens in Munich


Die Heilige vom innern Licht
(The Saint of Inner Light)
by Paul Klee

1921 / Color lithograph on paper
Image: 12 1/4”x6 7/8”
Various collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago

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“Art in Nazi Germany~”
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/art-between-wars/neue-sachlichkeit/a/art-in-nazi-germany

The “Degenerate Art” catalogue~
http://www.germanexpressionismleicester.org/leicesters-collection/books-and-other-publications/degenerate-art-exhibition-guide-star/

“Degenerate” Artists in the 1937 Munich show~ https://www.listal.com/list/degenerate-art

Short silent film: “Entartete Kunst” exhibition~ https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn1000367

Previous July 19 posts:

Summer~ July 19

Max Fleischer: Born July 19, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/19~

July 11, 1916~ German forces launch final attempt to capture Verdun

Verdun by Félix Valloton

1917 / Oil on canvas / 44 4/5”x57 2/5” / Musée de l’Armée, Paris

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Previous July 11 posts:

Summer~ July 11

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton shot in duel by Aaron Burr

James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)

E. B. White: Born July 11, 1899

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/11~

July 6, 1916~ Odilon Redon dies in Paris, France

Baronne Robert de Domecy by Odilon Redon

1900 / Oil on canvas / 26 3/4”x29” / Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Baronne de Domecy by Odilon Redon

c.1900 / Pastel and graphite on light brown laid paper / 20 5/8”“x24”
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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[Odilon Redon’s] first portrait commission resulted in two portraits of Baroness Cécile de Domecy, the wife of Baron Robert de Domecy, one of his most prominent patrons. The first of the two, never exhibited in Redon’s lifetime, is now in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay and was completed in 1900; it was acquired in 1994 and had been entirely unknown up to that time. The second, which entered the Getty Center’s collection in 2005, had been exhibited in 1903 but was then unseen for the next 80-plus years; its exact date of completion is unknown. Redon created these works in tandem with his first large decorative commission, a set of fifteen panels for the Domecy’s dining room.

Quote from “Interiors: Odilon Redon’s Portraits of the Baroness de Domecy”
Caty Telfair, University of California, Berkeley
https://www.academia.edu/37258917/Drawing_Boundaries_-_Conservation_as_Meaning-Making

Previous July 6 posts:

Summer~ July 6

Frida Kahlo: Born on July 6, 1907

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/6~

July 2, 1816~ French naval frigate Méduse runs aground off Mauritania

The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault

1819 / Oil on canvas / 193”x282” / Louvre Museum, Paris

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Why Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa Captured the Minds of Frank Stella, Jeff Koons, Max Ernst, and So Many More~
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-why-has-this-painting-inspired-so-many-contemporary-artists

Previous July 2 posts:

Summer~ July 2

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/2~

June 12, 1942~ Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday

Journal d’Anne Frank (Anne Frank Diary) by Marc Chagall

Published 1959 / Lithograph on vellum, after artwork from 1958
Image 9.25 x 7″ / Frontispiece for quarto [book]; limited edition of 495 copies

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Previous June 12 posts:

Pride Month~ June 12

Maruyama Ōkyo: Born June 12, 1733

Anne Frank: Born June 12, 1929

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/12~