The Artist Birthday Series

Jean Tinguely

Today’s Artist Birthday: Jean Tinguely Jean Tinguely (22 May 1925 – 30 August 1991) was an artist who worked in the Dada tradition, best known for his mechanical sculpture work, also known as kinetic art. He called his creations “Metamechanics,” which playfully mocked mass consumerism and the overproduction of material goods. Born in Fribourg, Switzerland,… Read More Jean Tinguely

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Richard Avedon

Today’s Artist Birthday: Richard Avedon Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. His celebrity, fashion, and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half of the twentieth century. Avedon was born in New York City, NY, in 1923. His… Read More Richard Avedon

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Erté

Erté Erté (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor. Erté was born Roman Petrovich Tyrtov (Роман… Read More Erté

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Mary Fuller

Mary Fuller: actress, writer Mary Fuller (October 5, 1888 – December 9, 1973) was an American stage and silent film actress, and screenwriter. Mary Claire Fuller was one of four daughters born in Washington, D.C., to Nora (nee Swing) and attorney, entrepreneur, and real estate developer Miles Fuller. Mary spent her childhood in a forward-thinking upper-middle… Read More Mary Fuller