July 16, 1956~ Last show under a “Big Top” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey Circus

Top of the Tent by Esther Bruton

1930 / Drypoint / 8”x6” / Various, including National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Previous July 16 posts:

Summer~ July 16

“Redes” released on July 16, 1936 (Mexico City)

Charles Sheeler: Born July 16, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/16~

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~

 

June 1, 1926~ Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) is born

Marilyn Monroe I by James Rosenquist

1962 / Oil and spray enamel on canvas / 93”x72 1/4” / The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Previous June 1 posts:

Pride Month~ June 1

June 1, 1967: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is released

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/1~

 

May 29, 1970~ German-born American sculptor Eva Hesse dies

Ennead by Eva Hesse

1966 / Acrylic, papier-mâché, plastic, plywood, string
Approximately 96”x39”x17” / Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

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Previous May 29 posts:

Love & War~ May 29

May 29, 1913: Premiere of “Le sacre du printemps”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/29~

May 16, 1891~ Panorama artist John Banvard dies

John Banvard, creator of “Grand Panorama of the Mississippi”, by Charles Baugniet

1849 / Hand-colored lithograph with tint-stone on paper / 19 3/16”x14 5/8” / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

“Description of Banvard’s panorama of the Mississippi river, painted on three miles of canvas: exhibiting a view of country 1200 miles in length, extending from the mouth of the Mississippi river to the city of New Orleans; being by far the largest picture ever executed by man”
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Previous May 16 posts:

Love & War~ May 16

Tamara de Lempicka~ Born May 16, 1898(?)

Woody Herman: Born May 16, 1913

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/16~

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.

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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 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~