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~

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~

November 18, 1916~ Battle of the Somme is finally called to a halt

The Eve of the Battle of the Somme by Herbert James Gunn

1916 / Oil on canvas / 33”x36” / Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, London, UK

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Previous November 18 posts:

November 18~ Artists at their Easels

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre: Born November 18, 1787

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/18~

November 16, 1532~ Inca ruler Atahualpa captured by Spanish conquistadors

Atahualpa, Fourteenth Inca, 1 of 14 Portraits of Inca Kings
by Unknown Peruvian artist

c.18th century / Oil on canvas / 23 5/8”x21 3/4” / Brooklyn Museum, NYC
Portrait series based on a 1615 Spanish engraving from a history of the Spanish conquest of the Americas

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Previous November 16 posts:

November 16~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/16~

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~

November 3, 1846~ British painter Elizabeth Thompson is born

Stand Fast Craigellachie by Lady Elizabeth Butler Thompson

1902 / Oil on canvas / 39 1/2”x33 3/5” / National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

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Previous November 3 posts:

November 3~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/3~