The Artist Birthday Series

Viking Eggeling

Viking Eggeling: artist and filmmaker Viking Eggeling (21 October 1880 – 19 May 1925) was a Swedish avant-garde artist and filmmaker connected to Dadaism, Constructivism and Abstract art and was one of the pioneers in absolute film and visual music. His 1924 film Diagonal-Symphonie is one of the seminal abstract films in the history of… Read More Viking Eggeling

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Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Today’s Artist Birthday: Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (sometimes also called Else von Freytag-von Loringhoven) (12 July 1874 – 15 December 1927) was a German-born avant-garde, Dadaist artist and poet who worked for several years in Greenwich Village, New York City, United States. Her provocative poetry was published posthumously in 2011 in Body… Read More Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

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Paul Joostens

Today’s Artist Birthday: Paul Joostens Paul Joostens (18 June 1889 – 24 March 1960 ) was a quirky Antwerp painter , illustrator and creator of collages . He was briefly an impressionist, after that he dabbled in being a symbolist, futurist, cubist, surrealist, Dadaist, anarchist, nihilist and finally existentialist. He took a special place in… Read More Paul Joostens

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Tristan Tzara

Today’s Artist Birthday: Tristan Tzara (16 April 1896 – 25 December 1963) Tristan Tzara was born Samuel or Samy Rosenstock (also known as S. Samyro), and was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best… Read More Tristan Tzara