The Artist Birthday Series

Salvador Dalì

Salvador Dalì: creative genius   This year, as always, we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Salvador Dalì (1904-1989). The surrealist painter, sculptor, philosopher, chef, author, filmmaker (to name a few of his strong points), is thought by many to be one of the most creative and brilliant minds of the twentieth century. To… Read More Salvador Dalì

The Artist Birthday Series

Artemisia Gentileschi

Today’s Artist Birthday: Artemisia Gentileschi   Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593 – c. 1656) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. She painted many pictures of strong and suffering women from myth and the Bible – victims, suicides, warriors. That she was a… Read More Artemisia Gentileschi

The Artist Birthday Series

Peter Paul Rubens

Today’s Artist Birthday: Peter Paul Rubens Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens was one of the most famous and successful European artists of the 17th century, and is known for such works as “The Descent from the Cross,” “Wolf and Fox Hunt” and “The Garden of Love.”  He was one of the most celebrated and prolific artists… Read More Peter Paul Rubens

The Artist Birthday Series

Diego Velázquez

Today’s Artist Birthday: Diego Velázquez Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez was born in Seville, Spain, circa June 6, 1599. At the age of 11, he began a six-year apprenticeship with local painter Francisco Pacheco. His early works were of the traditional religious themes favored by his master, but he also became influenced by the… Read More Diego Velázquez

The Artist Birthday Series

Salvador Dalí

Today’s Artist Birthday: Salvador Dalí Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work.… Read More Salvador Dalí