The Artist Birthday Series

Viking Eggeling

Viking Eggeling: artist and filmmaker Viking Eggeling (21 October 1880 – 19 May 1925) was a Swedish avant-garde artist and filmmaker connected to Dadaism, Constructivism and Abstract art and was one of the pioneers in absolute film and visual music. His 1924 film Diagonal-Symphonie is one of the seminal abstract films in the history of… Read More Viking Eggeling

The Artist Birthday Series

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

The Artist Birthday Series

David Evans

David Evans: photographer, filmmaker, encaustic painter David Evans (b. September 20) is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who specializes in media production about issues of international development, sustainability, global health, education, cultural anthropology, scientific research, and philanthropic advocacy. His clients include the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and… Read More David Evans

The Artist Birthday Series

Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti: photographer, model, muse, actress, activist, spy Tina Modotti (1896–1942) was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist, that despite dying young, led an intensely full and impassioned life. Modotti was born Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini in Udine, Friuli, Italy. Her mother, Assunta, was a seamstress and her father, Giuseppe, was a… Read More Tina Modotti

The Artist Birthday Series

Dwinell Grant

Dwinell Grant: painter, film maker Dwinell Grant (1912-1991) was an American visual artist known for his nonobjective painting and his pioneering contributions to the field of art film. Clarence Dwinell Grant was born in Springfield, Ohio on August 11, 1912.  When he was twelve years old, he began studying landscape painting with his grandfather. Seeking further traditional… Read More Dwinell Grant