Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 19

Hannibal by Ulysses Davis

1975-1985 / Mahogany and paint / 17 5/8”x14 3/4”x6 1/4” / King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Savannah, GA

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See also: February 19~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/19/february-19-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 15

Young Queen of Ethiopia by James W. Washington, Jr.

1956 / Limestone on wood base / 16 1/2”x6 5/8”x9 3/4”
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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See also: February 15~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/15/february-15-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 10

Lift Every Voice and Sing by Augusta Savage
Photograph by Carl Van Vecthen

Postcard dated June 18, 1939 / 5 1/2”x3 1/2” / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, New Haven, CT

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“Augusta Savage at the Fair”~
http://exhibitions.nypl.org/biblion/worldsfair/fashion-food-famous-faces-pop-culture-fair/gallery/gallery-augusta
“Artist Augusta Savage and the Tragic Story of Her Lost Masterwork”~
http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/artist-augusta-savage-and-the-tragic-story-of-her-lost-masterwork/

See also: February 10~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/10/february-10-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts: February 3

Bust of John Young Mason by Eugene Warburg

Mid-19th century / Marble / 23”x15”x10” / Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

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See also: February 3~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/03/february-3-african-american-visual-artists/

January 28, 1885~ Rodin commissioned by city of Calais to create a monument

The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin

1884–89 / Bronze / ​79 3⁄8”x​80 7⁄8”x​77 1⁄8” / Place du Soldat-Inconnu, 62100 Calais, France

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Previous January 28 posts:

Winter~ January 28

Arthur Rubinstein: Born January 28, 1887

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/28~

January 8, 1816~ First woman is awarded Paris Academy of Sciences Prize

Sophie Germain by Zacharie Astruc

c.1895 / Based on a mask/mold evidently held by the Louvre
Commissioned by Paris City Council; located at the Lycée Sophie Germain

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Previous January 8 posts:

Winter~ January 8

David Bowie: Born Jan. 8, 1947 / Died Jan. 10, 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/8~

December 22, 2019~ Hanukkah begins at sundown

Shabbat Meeting(?) by Natan Isaevich Al’tman (Nathan Altman)
Altman was born in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on this day in 1889

c.1910 / Oil on canvas / 31”x23 1/4” / Private collection?

[I did a lot of research on the internet but could not find very complete information; for example, the painting’s name varies depending on which site you find it. Should anyone seeing this post happen to know more about this artwork, please let me know in the comments below. Thank you.]

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Previous December 22 posts:

December 22~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/22~

December 16, 1913~ Charlie Chaplin begins his film career

Charlot Cubiste by Fernand Léger

1924 / Painted wooden elements, nailed on plywood / 29”x13”x2 2/5”
Pompidou Centre, National Museum of Modern Art, Paris

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Link~ Le Ballet Mécanique: The Historic Cinematic Collaboration Between Fernand Legér and George Antheil
What is Charlie Chaplin Doing in Ballet Mechanique?~ https://www.flickeralley.com/chaplin-in-ballet-mechanique/

Previous December 16 posts:

December 16~ Animals in Art

Edward Ruscha: Born December 16, 1937

How Kandinsky helped create abstract art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/16~