November 5, 1864~ Artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh is born

Embroidered panels by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

c.1902-1904 / Embroidered linen; silk braid, ribbon, silk appliqué, buttons, beads; faces painted in watercolor on white kid stretched over card / 69 3/4”x16 1/4” / © Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

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Previous November 5 posts:

November 5~ Artists at their Easels

Born November 5, 1783~ Caroline Tischbein

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/5~

October 9, 1936~ Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

Power House Abutments, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam)
by Stanley Huber Wood

1934 / Pencil, watercolor, and ink on paper / 18”x20 1/5” / Created under the Public Works of Art Project
Published as part of “Boulder Dam in Color: A Portfolio of Watercolors” in the May 1934 issue of Fortune magazine

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Previous October 9 posts:

Autumn~ October 9

John Lennon: Born October 9, 1940

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/9~

August 19, 1692~ 4 men & 1 woman executed for witchcraft in Salem

Group of Witches (?) by Eugenio Lucas Velázquez

c.1850-1860 / Watercolour and pen and brushwork ink on paper / 4 2/5”x6 1/3”
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

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Previous August 19 posts:

Self Portraits~August 19

Gustave Caillebotte: Born August 19, 1848

August 12 or 19: Birthday of George Bellows

Coco Chanel: Born August 19, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/19~

August 18, 1590~ Roanoke Colony Governor returns from England to find everyone has vanished

Indian Conjuror by John White

English artist and governor of the “Lost Colony”

1585-1593 / Watercolor over graphite, touched with white / 9 3/4”x6” / British Museum, London

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Previous August 18 posts:

Self Portraits~August 18

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/18~

July 17, 1918~ The Romanovs and several retainers are executed

Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Fjordorovna
with their daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (as a baby)
by Elena Petrovna Samokish-Sudkovskaya

[Note: Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov was not born until 1904]

1902 / Watercolor on pencil heightened with white on cardboard / 7 1/10”x12 1/5” / Private collection

Previous July 17 posts:

Summer~ July 17

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/17~

June 28, 1846~ Adolphe Sax files 14 patents for the saxophone

All The Things You Are by Romare Bearden

1987 / Collage, color dyes, and watercolor on board / 36”x24” / Private collection?

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Previous June 28 posts:

Pride Month~ June 28

June 28 & 29, 1969~ the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/28~

May 9, 1874~ Howard Carter, British archaeologist, historian, and artist is born

Under the Protection of the Gods by Howard Carter

1908 / Watercolor / 24 7/16”x18 1/8” / Private collection?

The man most famous for his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb was also an artist.
An album of Howard Carter’s watercolours of birds and animals~

http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/Carter_birds_gallery.html

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 9

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/9~