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

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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

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Joan Miró

Today’s Artist Birthday: Joan Miró (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was… Read More Joan Miró

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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

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Gustave Moreau

Today’s Artist Birthday: Gustave Moreau Gustave Moreau (6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898) was a French Symbolist painter whose main emphasis was the illustration of biblical and mythological figures. As a painter, Moreau appealed to the imaginations of some Symbolist writers and artists, indirectly bringing the Surrealist movement into existence. Moreau was born in… Read More Gustave Moreau