March 10, 1945~ Firebombing of Tokyo

The Flames of Kototoi Bridge—Memories of Losing my Family by Kano Teruo

Age at time of raid: 14 / Teruo Kanoh Gallery, japanairraids.org

Previous March 10 posts:

March 10~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

William Etty: Born March 10, 1787

Dame Eva Turner: Born March 10, 1892

David Hare: March 10, 1917-December 21, 1992

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/10~

March 8, 1884~ Susan B. Anthony argues for women’s suffrage before House Judiciary Committee

Bust of Susan B. Anthony by Adelaide Johnson

Between 1890 & 1920 / White marble / 24”x15”x10” / Numerous versions, incl. in the National Woman’s Party Fine Art Collection

Previous March 8 posts:

March 8~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Anthony Caro: March 8, 1924-October 23, 2013

International Women’s Day, March 8~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/8~

 

March 7, 1965~ “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama

Confrontation at the Bridge by Jacob Lawrence

1975/ Screenprint on paper / Image: 19 1/2″x25 15/16″ / Various collections, incl. the Art Institute of Chicago

Previous March 7 posts:

March 7~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Piet Mondrian: March 7, 1872-February 1, 1944

March 7, 1965: Selma to Montgomery Marches begin

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/7~

March 6, 1475~ Michelangelo Buonarroti is born

Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo

1501-1504 / Marble / Height: 79” / Church of Our Lady, Bruges, Belgium

Previous March 6 posts:

March 6~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sarah Caldwell: Born on March 6, 1924

Kiri Te Kanawa: Born on March 6, 1944

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/6~

March 6, 1998: “The Big Lebowski” is released

March 5, 1934~ Exhibition entitled “Machine Art” opens at MoMA

Street sign for the exhibition Machine Art / Photograph by William O. Lyman

March 5, 1934-April 29, 1934 / The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Previous March 5 posts:

March 5~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Howard Pyle: March 5, 1853-November 9, 1911

William Lyman Underwood (March 5, 1864-Jan. 24, 1929)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/5~

March 4, 1522~ Anne Boleyn’s official debut at the English court

Portrait Drawing of a Woman Traditionally Believed to be Anne Boleyn
by Hans Holbein the Younger

c.1500-1536 / Black & colored chalks on paper / 11”x7 3/5” / Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle, London

Previous March 4 posts:

March 4~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

March 4~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/4~

March 3, 1575~ Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

Prince Riding an Elephant by Khem Karan

16th–17th century / Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper / Painting: 7 3/4”x10 3/4” / The Met

The Battle of Tukaroi, fought on March 3, was a decisive factor in the Mughals taking over Bengal.

Mughal painting under Akbar

The Art of the Mughals before 1600

Previous March 3 posts:

March 3~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Joseph Binder: Born March 3, 1898

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/3~

February 27, 1924~ Artist, author, & art historian Samella Lewis born

Together We Stand (Poetry By Maya Angelou) by Samella Lewis

1997 / Hand embellished lithograph / 30 1/2”x37 3/4” / Various private collections

February 27, 1924: Samella Sanders Lewis, artist, art historian, author and educator, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lewis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University in 1945 and her Master of Arts degree in 1948 and Ph. D. in 1951 from Ohio State University. She was the first African American woman to receive a doctorate in fine arts and art history. Lewis became chair of the Fine Arts Department at Florida A&M University in 1952. From 1969 to 1984, she was professor of art history at Scripps College. She founded Contemporary Crafts in 1969, the first African American owned art publishing house. Lewis founded the International Review of African American Art in 1975 and was a co-founder of the Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles, California in 1976. Lewis published “African American Art and Artists,” a history of African American art since the colonial era, in 1978. She has also published works on Elizabeth Catlett and Richmond Barthe.
https://thewright.org/index.php/explore/educational-resources/2013-11-28-11-27-37/entry/today-in-black-history-2272015

Previous February 27 posts:

February 27~ African-American visual artists

Marian Anderson: Born February 27, 1897

Elizabeth Taylor: Born February 27, 1932

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/27~