The Artist Birthday Series

Mark Ryden

Mark Ryden: painter, author, filmmaker Mark Ryden (born January 20, 1963) is an American painter, part of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealist) art movement. He was dubbed “the god-father of pop surrealism” by Interview Magazine. Artnet named Ryden and his wife, the painter Marion Peck, the King and Queen of Pop Surrealism and one of… Read More Mark Ryden

The Artist Birthday Series

Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy: painter Yves Tanguy (January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955) was in many respects the quintessential Surrealist. A sociable eccentric who ate spiders as a party trick, and a close friend of Andre Breton, he was best-known for his misshapen rocks and molten surfaces that lent definition to the Surrealist aesthetic. Self-taught but enormously… Read More Yves Tanguy

The Artist Birthday Series

Carlo Levi

Carlo Levi: painter, writer, activist Dr. Carlo Levi (November 29, 1902 – January 4, 1975) was an Italian-Jewish painter, writer, activist, anti-fascist, and doctor. He is best known for his book Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Christ Stopped at Eboli), published in 1945, a memoir of his time spent in exile in Lucania, Italy, after… Read More Carlo Levi

The Artist Birthday Series

Alice Trumbull Mason

Alice Trumbull Mason: painter Alice Trumbull Mason (1904–1971) was an American abstract painter. She became a staunch advocate of nonobjective art early in her career, and throughout her life she believed in its truthfulness over representational art. Born to an affluent family in Litchfield, Connecticut, Mason was a descendant of the American history painter, John Trumbull.… Read More Alice Trumbull Mason