What a year for being born was 1917! Actor Dean Martin, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and jazz star Thelonius Monk all hit their 100th birthdays this year… and they can’t even crack the top …..
Posts tagged: Artists
Last year, a piece of art by Jeffrey Koons sold for more than $58 million. Yes, it sucks, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Read why from The New York Review of Books.
English artist David Hockney has a show in Los Angeles called The Arrival of Spring. Drawings he did on an iPad.
Poet Ezra Pound said “All America is an insane asylum,” after being released from an American insane asylum in 1958.
The wife of South Pole explorer was a famous sculptor whose story is as fascinating as her more famous husband’s.
Did today’s date — 12/12/12 — make you want to scream? That’s because it’s Edvard Munch’s 149th birthday!
We have a new biography of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, and a couple of videos that show his work.
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was a fashion heroine in the 1930s. In November hundreds of her dresses will go on display for the first time.
An art critic comes around after sharing a stage with the artist.
Jackson Pollock would have been 100 years old this year, had he not drunkenly flipped his Oldsmobile and died in 1956.
The coroner’s office says it may take until August for test results to come back on the artist, who died suddenly on Friday.
The painter “died in his sleep” says his live-in girlfriend. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Sylvia Plath was mostly known for her poems and her novel The Bell Jar. A recent exhibit at a London gallery reminds us she was also a fine artist.
The Guardian asked 20 artists, dancers and builders how to find creative inspiration. And they actually replied!
Below is the Google tribute to Alexander Calder, who was born on July 22, 1898 in Lawnton, Pennsylvania:
“Sandy” Calder began his career as a sculptor when he was four years old. He had a little help — his father and his father’s father were both sculptors. And they were both named Alexander, too.
Please read our new biography of French caricaturist J.J. Grandville. That’s him just above, a self-portrait from a museum in his hometown of Nancy, France. If nothing else, follow the links from our biography to see some examples of his work beyond what we’re showing here:
A rediscovered painting thought to be by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is being exhibited for the first time as part of the show “Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome.” The painting is currently on exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada.
“This is the second fan letter of my long career.”So begins a great little 1948 missive from artist Norman Rockwell to illustrator Al Parker — now found on the fabulous site Letters of Note.