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~

November 11, 1918~ Germany signs Armistice with the Allies, ending WWI

The Armistice by Eugene Savage

1926 / Watercolor on Artist’s Paper / 29”x52” / Preparatory Work for Elks National Memorial Mural, Chicago, IL

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Previous November 11 posts:

November 11~ Artists at their Easels

Marie Anna Zacharias~ born November 11, 1828

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/11~

October 22, 1721~ Peter the Great officially proclaimed Emperor of All Russia

Portrait of Emperor Peter I  by Bartolomeo Carlo Rastrelli

1723-1729 / Bronze / 40”x35 2/5”x15 3/4” / The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Previous October 22 posts:

Autumn~ October 22

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

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/22~

October 19, 1943~ French sculptor Camille Claudel dies

The Wave or The Bathers by Camille Claudel

c.1897-1903 / Onyx, marble, and bronze / 24 2/5”x22”x19 5/8” / Musée Rodin, Paris, France

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Previous October 19 posts:

Autumn~ October 19

Peter Max: Born October 19, 1937

Harris Glenn Milstead: Born October 19, 1945

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/19~