Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 17

Harangue by Wilmer Angier Jennings

1941 / Wood engraving on paper / 8”x6 1/16” / RISD Museum, Providence, RI

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See also: February 17~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/17/february-17-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 13

Rehearsal in Swing by Richard William Lindsey

1937 / Lithograph / Image: 11 5/8”x15” / Various collections incl. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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See also: February 13~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/13/february-13-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 11

Monday Morning Wash by Dox Thrash

c.1938-1939 / Color carborundum mezzotint / 11”x14”
Various collections, incl. Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

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See also: February 11~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/11/february-11-african-american-visual-artists/

January 24, 1984~ The first Apple Macintosh computer goes on sale

Apple (From the Ads Portfolio) by Andy Warhol

1985 / Color screenprint on Lenox Museum Board / 38”x38” / Various private collections

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Previous January 24 posts:

Winter~ January 24

“Original Macintosh introduction – January 24, 1984”

January 24 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/24~

January 22~ Kandinsky & others found the Neue Künstlervereinigung München

Membership card for the Neue Künstlervereinigung München
(New Artists’ Association Munich)
using Wassily Kandinsky’s woodcut Felsen

1909 / Woodcut / Image 5 9/16”x5 11/16” / Various collections incl. MoMA, NYC

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Previous January 22 posts:

Winter~ January 22

January 22 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/22~

January 21, 1774 – Abdul Hamid I becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Abdul Hamid I by John Young

From the book “A Series of Portraits of the Emperors of Turkey”
based on the series of paintings by Konstantin Kapıdağlı

1815 / Hand-colored mezzotints on gravure printing
Sheet 21 7/8”x16”; Image 5 1/16”x10 3/8” / Various collections incl. Art Institute of Chicago, IL

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Previous January 21 posts:

Winter~ January 21

January 21 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/21~

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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ALFRED DREYFUS AND THE “DREYFUS AFFAIR”~
https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/alfred-dreyfus-and-the-dreyfus-affair

Previous January 5 posts:

Winter~ January 5

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

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/5~

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~

September 24, 1952~ First KFC franchise opens in Salt Lake City, Utah

Kentucky Fried Chicken by Richard Estes

2007 / Silkscreen with 110 colors on paper / 28 1/2”x20” / Various: Edition of 58 + 8 AP

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“Utah Is Home To The First KFC In The Country”~
https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/utah/first-kfc-in-the-country-ut/

Previous September 24 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 24

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/24~