February 8, 1828~ Author Jules Verne is born

Illustration by N.C. Wyeth for Jules Verne’s book “The Mysterious Island”
Originally published 1874; N.C. Wyeth version first published 1918

1918 / Oil on canvas / 38 5/8”x28 3/16” / Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA

Previous February 8 posts:

February 8~ African-American visual artists

February 8~ First Opera in North America

February 8~ Chinese New Year 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/8~

February 2~ Groundhog Day

Illustration by Arthur Rackham of woodchuck* family
for Margery Williams Bianco’s book “Poor Cecco

Originally published 1925 / Illustrations: photomechanical color process /
175 pages / George H. Doran Company, New York

* Groundhogs are also variously referred to as woodchucks, whistle-pigs, or land-beavers

Previous February 2 posts:

February 2~ African-American visual artists

Loren MacIver: Born February 2, 1909

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/2~

 

November 26~ Artists at their Easels

Self-Portrait  by  James A. Porter

c.1935 / Oil paint on linen / 14”x12” / National Museum of African American History & Culture

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The Painter and his Family  by  André Derain

c.1939 / Oil paint on canvas / 69 1/2”x48 3/4” / Tate Gallery

November 14~ Artists at their Easels

Self-Portrait at the Easel  by  Gustave Caillebotte

1879-80 /Oil on canvas / 35 7/16”x45 1/4” / Private Collection, Comité Caillebotte, Paris

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In the Studio  by  Marie Bashkirtseff

1881 / Oil on canvas / 60 5/8”x73 1/4” / Dnipropetrovsk State Art Museum, Ukraine

Hispanic Artists~September 26

Constructive Cathedral  by  Joaquín Torres-García

1931 / Oil on canvas / 27 3/4”x23” / National Museum of Fine Arts of Argentina, Buenos Aires
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Medea  by  Rodolfo Abularach

1974 / Oil on canvas / 24”x30” / Museum of Republic Bank Art Collection, Bogota, Colombia

Self Portraits~August 28

Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features  by  Adrian Piper

1981 / Pencil on paper / 10”x8” / The Eileen Harris Norton Collection

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Self Portrait as a Heel  by  Jean-Michel Basquiat

1982–1982 / Acrylic and Oilstick on Canvas / 50”x40” / Private Collection

Self Portraits~August 21

Hand with Reflecting Sphere  by  M.C. Escher

1935 / Lithograph / Sheet 16 13/16”x12 1/2” / Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands

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Self-Portrait: The Inn of the Dawn Horse  by  Leonora Carrington

c.1937–38 / Oil on canvas / 25 9/16”x32” / Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, The Met