The Artist Birthday Series

Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy: painter Yves Tanguy (January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955) was in many respects the quintessential Surrealist. A sociable eccentric who ate spiders as a party trick, and a close friend of Andre Breton, he was best-known for his misshapen rocks and molten surfaces that lent definition to the Surrealist aesthetic. Self-taught but enormously… Read More Yves Tanguy

The Artist Birthday Series

Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz: photographer Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz was known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part… Read More Alfred Stieglitz

The Artist Birthday Series

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse: painter, sculptor, printmaker Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style. “My choice of colors does not rest on any scientific theory; it is based on observation, on sensitivity,… Read More Henri Matisse

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Carlo Levi

Carlo Levi: painter, writer, activist Dr. Carlo Levi (November 29, 1902 – January 4, 1975) was an Italian-Jewish painter, writer, activist, anti-fascist, and doctor. He is best known for his book Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Christ Stopped at Eboli), published in 1945, a memoir of his time spent in exile in Lucania, Italy, after… Read More Carlo Levi