The Artist Birthday Series

Ladislas Starevich

Ladislas Starevich, animation pioneer Ladislas Starevich (August 8, 1882 – February 26, 1965) was a stop-motion animator notable as the author of the first puppet-animated film. He also used insects and other animals as protagonists of his films. Ladislas Starevich was born “Władysław Starewicz,” in Moscow, Russia to Polish parents (father Aleksander Starewicz from Surviliškis near… Read More Ladislas Starevich

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Theda Bara

Theda Bara, actress Theda Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema’s earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname “The Vamp.” She was born Theodosia Burr Goodman in the Avondale section of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her father was Bernard Goodman (1853–1936), a prosperous Jewish tailor… Read More Theda Bara

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László Moholy-Nagy

Today’s Artist Birthday: László Moholy-Nagy László Moholy-Nagy (July 20, 1895 – November 24, 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as a professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. Moholy-Nagy was born László Weisz in Bácsborsód… Read More László Moholy-Nagy