The Artist Birthday Series

William Harnett

William Harnett, painter William Michael Harnett (1848–1892) was an Irish-American painter known for his trompe-l’œil still lifes of ordinary objects. Harnett was born in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland during the time of the potato famine. Shortly after his birth his family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia. Becoming a United States citizen in 1868, he… Read More William Harnett

The Artist Birthday Series

John Hinde

Today’s Artist Birthday: John Hinde John Wilfrid Hinde (17 May 1916 – 26 December 1997) was an English photographer, whose idealistic and nostalgic style influenced the art of postcard photography and was widely known for his meticulously planned shoots. He was born 1916 in the town of Street in Somerset, England, in a close-knit Quaker… Read More John Hinde