The Artist Birthday Series

Julia Margaret Cameron

Today’s Artist Birthday: Julia Margaret Cameron Julia Margaret Cameron (née Pattle; 11 June 1815 Calcutta – 26 January 1879 Kalutara, Ceylon) was a British photographer. She became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes. She is now considered one of the greatest portrait photographers… Read More Julia Margaret Cameron

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Damien Hirst

Today’s Artist Birthday: Damien Hirst A successful and controversial artist, Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, England, on June 7, 1965. He emerged as a leading figure in the Young British Artists movement in the late 1980s and 1990s. His works, which include dead animal displays and spin-art paintings, have sold for exceptionally high prices.… Read More Damien Hirst

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Richard Long

Today’s Artist Birthday: Richard Long Richard Long RA CBE (born 2 June 1945) is an English sculptor and one of the best known British land artists. Long is the only artist to have been short-listed four times for the Turner Prize. He was nominated in 1984, 1987 and 1988, and then won the award in 1989… Read More Richard Long

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Joshua Compston

Today’s Artist Birthday: Joshua Compston Joshua Richard Compston (1 June 1970 – 5 March 1996), was a London gallerist whose space, Factual Nonsense, was closely associated with the emergence of the Young British Artists (YBAs). Compston initially followed an Art Foundation Course, but changed his study to Art History, graduating from the Courtauld Institute of… Read More Joshua Compston

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Walter Sickert

Today’s Artist Birthday: Walter Sickert Walter Richard Sickert (31 May 1860 – 22 January 1942), born in Munich, Germany, was a painter and printmaker who was a member of the Camden Town Group in London. He was a cosmopolitan and eccentric, who often favored ordinary people and urban scenes as his subjects. His oeuvre also included… Read More Walter Sickert