December 6, 1856~ German-Swiss artist Louise Catherine Breslau is born

Self Portrait Holding a Dog by Marie Louise Catherine Breslau

1891 / Oil on mahogany panel / 18”x15 1/3” / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France

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Previous December 6 posts:

December 6~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/6~

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~

December 3, 1948~ 1st woman (outside Medical Corps) sworn in as an officer in the Regular Army

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory by Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer

1944 / Offset color lithographic poster / 28”x20”
Various collections including Online Archive of California (OAC)

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Previous December 3 posts:

December 3~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/3~

December 2, 1954~ U.S Senate votes to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy

The Red Scare and McCarthyism (detail) designed by Judith F. Baca
with Matt Weurker, Jan Cook, and additional SPARC design team members

1974-1984 / Painted mural by Judith F. Baca working with the Social and Public Art Resource Center
13 1/2’ x 2,754’ / Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural, Tujunga Flood Control Channel, CA


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Previous December 2 posts:

December 2~ Animals in Art

JF Auburtin: Born December 2, 1866

Maria Callas: Born December 2, 1923

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/2~

December 1, 1840~ French Impressionist artist Marie Bracquemond is born

Young Woman in Front of her Easel by Marie Bracquemond

Before 1916 / Etching / 18”x13 2/5” / Petit Palais, Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris

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Previous December 1 posts:

December 1~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/1~

November 30, 1953~ French artist Francis Picabia dies

Machine Tournez Vite (Machine Turn Quickly) by Francis Picabia

1916-1918 / Brush and ink with watercolor and shell gold over a 19th-century French lithographic illustration; laid down on canvas / 19 1/2”x12 7/8” / National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Previous November 30 posts:

November 30~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/30~

November 29, 394~ Taejo of Joseon moves Korean capital to Hanyang (now Seoul)

Portrait of King Taejo of Joseon by
Jo Jung-muk, Park Gi-jun, Baek Eun-bae, Yu Suk

1872 / Hanging Scroll, ink and color on silk / 85 4/5”x59”
Royal Portrait Museum, Gyeonggijeon Shrine, Jeonju, South Korea

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Previous November 29 posts:

November 29~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/29~

November 28, 2019~ Happy Thanksgiving!

Presidential Turkey Platter designed by Theodore Russell Davis

c.1880 / Porcelain with enamels and gilding / Length: 20” / White House Historical Association

“In 1879, a state dinner service for President and Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes was commissioned
from Haviland & Co., Limoges, France…”

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Previous November 28 posts:

November 28~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/28~