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William Bouguereau

William Bouguereau: painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States,… Read More William Bouguereau

The Artist Birthday Series

Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin: photographer Hi there. We are on vacation from September 5th, until September 19, 2016. But the Artist Birthday Series continues! Albeit, much shorter. 🙂 Thank you so much for your continued interest in this project. When we return from our magical, mystery excursion…I’m sure there will ever-so-interesting be stories to be told. Wishing… Read More Joel-Peter Witkin

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Today’s Artist Birthday: Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins (July 19, 1868 – November 26, 1944) was an American socialite and amateur operatic soprano who was known and ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone, her aberrant pronunciation, and her generally poor singing ability. Nascina Florence Foster was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the… Read More Florence Foster Jenkins

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Gustav Klimt

Today’s Artist Birthday: Gustav Klimt Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) became known for the highly decorative style and erotic nature of his works, which were seen as a rebellion against the traditional academic art of his time. His most famous paintings are The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.… Read More Gustav Klimt

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Gustave Moreau

Today’s Artist Birthday: Gustave Moreau Gustave Moreau (6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898) was a French Symbolist painter whose main emphasis was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists, indirectly bringing the Surrealist movement into existence. Moreau was born in… Read More Gustave Moreau