April 29, 1429~ Joan of Arc arrives with troops to relieve the besieged city of Orléans

Jeanne d’Arc te Paard (Joan of Arc on Horse)
by Arnoud Schaepkens, after Theodoor Schaepkens

1831-1904 / Etching on paper / 5 2/5”x4 3/10” / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hundred Years’ War: Siege of Orléans~ https://www.thoughtco.com/hundred-years-war-siege-of-orleans-2360758
Jeanne D’Arc~ http://sas.historiana.eu/sas/collection/jeanne-darc

Previous April 29 posts:

Spring~ April 29

April 29, 1945: U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberates Dachau

April 29~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/29~

April 28, 1253~ Invocation of Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo established by Buddhist priest Nichiren

Nichiren in the Snow at Tsukahara on Sado Island by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

c.1830–36 / Woodblock print; ink and color on paper / 9 5/8”x14 9/16”
Various collections, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Previous April 28 posts:

Spring~ April 28

Nelle Harper Lee: April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/28~

April 23, 1985~ Coca-Cola’s disastrous introduction of “New Coke”

Untitled (Coca-Cola and Grid) by Jasper Johns

1971 / 7-color lithograph with varnish on Arches paper / 38 7/8”x29 3/16”
Edition  of 66 + 12 Artist’s Proofs / Various collections, including National Gallery of Art, D.C.

 => 5 Things You Might Not Know About “New Coke”  <=

Previous April 23 posts:

Spring~ April 23

Lee Miller: Born April 23, 1907

Myron Waldman: Born on April 23, 1908

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/23~

April 4, 1968~ Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, TN

Martin Luther King, Jr. by John Woodrow Wilson

Pictured: 2002 / Etching and aquatint on chine collé / Image: 30 1/2″x27 3/4″ /
Various collections (edition of 50) incl. Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
1985 / Original (smaller) drawing: pastel on cream Japanese paper / Sheet: 21 15/16”x20 13/16” / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Previous April 4 posts:

Spring~ April 4

William Henry Jackson: Born on April 4, 1843

April 4~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/4~

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~