The Artist Birthday Series

Robert Plant

Robert Plant: musician, vocalist, songwriter Robert Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) have given him a successful career spanning over 40 years. Plant… Read More Robert Plant

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Kyra Markham

Kyra Markham: painter, printmaker Kyra Markham (1891–1967) was a figurative painter, printmaker, and actress. Markham was briefly married to the architect Lloyd Wright, and five years later, married David Stoner Gaither. She worked for the Federal Arts Project, creating works of social realism that documented American life in the 1930s. During World War II, her… Read More Kyra Markham

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Robert Fraser

Robert Fraser: art dealer Robert Fraser (13 August 1937 – 27 January 1986) was a British art dealer who was known for being posh, impeccably dressed, drug-obsessed, privately gay, charismatic and contradictory. His confident aesthetic vision and synergizing instincts launched careers and gave an international turbo-boost to Britain’s pop art movement, bringing rock ’n’ roll glamour to the gallery… Read More Robert Fraser

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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

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Kurt Schwitters

Today’s Artist Birthday: Kurt Schwitters Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters (20 June 1887 – 8 January 1948) was a German artist who worked in several genres and media, including Dada, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and what came to be known as installation art. He is most famous for his collages,… Read More Kurt Schwitters