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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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

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Raoul Dufy

Today’s Artist Birthday: Raoul Dufy Raoul Dufy (3 June 1877 – 23 March 1953) was a French Fauvist painter, brother of painter Jean Dufy. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social… Read More Raoul Dufy

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Georges Rouault

Today’s Artist Birthday: Georges Rouault Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 – 13 February 1958) was a French painter, draughtsman, and printer, whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism. Rouault was born in Paris into a poor family. His mother encouraged his love for the arts, and in 1885 the fourteen-year-old future artist embarked… Read More Georges Rouault

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Henri-Edmond Cross

Today’s Artist Birthday: Henri-Edmond Cross Henri-Edmond Cross, born Henri-Edmond-Joseph Delacroix (20 May 1856 – 16 May 1910), was a French painter and printmaker. He is most acclaimed as a master of Neo-Impressionism, and he played an important role in shaping the second phase of that movement. He was very influential to Henri Matisse and many… Read More Henri-Edmond Cross