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”
https://archive.org/details/descriptionofban00banv

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.

 => 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 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~

February 22, 1987~ Death of Andy Warhol

Eva Mudocci (After Munch) by Andy Warhol

1984 / Silkscreen ink and polymer paint on paper / 56 1/10”x39 1/2” /
Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway

Previous February 22 posts:

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

February 22~ African-American visual artists

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival~ 2/22 & 10/22

February 22~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/22~

February 16, 1947~ Picasso Lithograph, Woman in an Armchair

Woman in an Armchair (Femme au fauteil) by Pablo Picasso

1947 / 6-color lithograph, Edition of 50 / Image: 19 7/16”x12 9/16” / Various collections, including MoMA, NYC

Previous February 16 posts:

February 16~ African-American visual artists

Armand Guillaumin: Born February 16, 1841

Illustrator Pamela Colman Smith: Born February 16, 1878

Esther Bubley: Born February 16, 1921

February 16, 1964: The Beatles’ second Ed Sullivan Show

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/16~

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~