September 3, 1783~ Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Revolutionary War

American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Negotiations with Great Britain
by  Benjamin West

1783 / Oil on canvas / 28 1/2”x36 1/4” / Winterthur Museum, Delaware

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Previous September 3 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 3

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/3~

August 27, 1776~ The Battle of Long Island begins

George Washington by Charles Willson Peale

1776 / Oil on canvas / 44”x38 5/16” / Brooklyn Museum, NYC

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The Battle of Long Island~

Previous August 27 posts:

Self Portraits~August 27

Man Ray: Born August 27, 1890

Lev Sergeyevich Termen playing the Theremin

Paul Reubens: Born August 27, 1952

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/27~

August 1, 1944~ Warsaw Uprising against the German occupation is launched

Portrait of a Boy in Glasses by Gela Seksztajn

c.1932-1943 / Watercolor on paper / 27 1/2”x19” / Ringelblum Archive

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The work of the painter Gela Seksztajn~
Gela Seksztajn was a Polish-Jewish artist and painter. She is known mostly for her paintings hidden within the Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto. Depicting people was her main focus. She also painted still lifes, landscapes, and nudes. It is believed she died during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Gela Seksztajn left more than 300 drawings and paintings; most of them can be found in the Jewish Historical Institute, although there are a few in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC and one oil painting in the Yad Vashem Art Collection.

Previous August 1 posts:

Self Portraits~August 1

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/1~

July 12, 1863~ British forces invade Waikato in New Zealand

King Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero by Gottfried Lindauer

c.1885 / Oil on canvas / 29”x25” / Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, New Zealand

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Previous July 12 posts:

Summer~ July 12

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: Born July 12, 1874

Oscar Hammerstein II: Born July 12, 1895

Van Cliburn: Born July 12, 1934

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/12~

July 11, 1916~ German forces launch final attempt to capture Verdun

Verdun by Félix Valloton

1917 / Oil on canvas / 44 4/5”x57 2/5” / Musée de l’Armée, Paris

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Previous July 11 posts:

Summer~ July 11

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton shot in duel by Aaron Burr

James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)

E. B. White: Born July 11, 1899

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/11~

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,

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~