The Artist Birthday Series

Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden: painter, author, filmmaker Mark Ryden (born January 20, 1963) is an American painter, part of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealist) art movement. He was dubbed “the god-father of pop surrealism” by Interview Magazine. Artnet named Ryden and his wife, the painter Marion Peck, the King and Queen of Pop Surrealism and one of… Read More Mark Ryden

The Artist Birthday Series

Frida Kahlo

Today’s Artist Birthday: Frida Kahlo Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She exhibited her… Read More Frida Kahlo

The Artist Birthday Series

Danny Elfman

Today’s Artist Birthday: Danny Elfman Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer. From 1976 to 1995 he was the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo. He has since become one of film’s greatest composers, scoring numerous iconic movies. Among his honors are four Academy… Read More Danny Elfman