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Berenice Abbott

Today’s Artist Birthday: Berenice Abbott Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991), née Bernice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930’s. Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio and brought up by her divorced mother. She attended the Ohio… Read More Berenice Abbott

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Otto Freundlich

Today’s Artist Birthday: Otto Freundlich Otto Freundlich, was a sculptor and a Jewish-German constructivist painter, and one of the organizers of the first Dada exhibition in Cologne, Germany. One of the many artists targets by the Nazis during World War II, he escaped to France and went into hiding but was later betrayed, captured and sent… Read More Otto Freundlich

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Marc Chagall

Today’s Artist Birthday: Marc Chagall Marc Zakharovich Chagall (6 July 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. Marc Chagall was… Read More Marc Chagall

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André Kertész

Today’s Artist Birthday: André Kertész André Kertész (2 July 1894 – 28 September 1985), born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition. Kertész never felt… Read More André Kertész

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Georges Rouault

Today’s Artist Birthday: Georges Rouault Georges Henri Rouault (27 May 1871 – 13 February 1958) was a French painter, draughtsman, and printer, whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism. Rouault was born in Paris into a poor family. His mother encouraged his love for the arts, and in 1885 the fourteen-year-old future artist embarked… Read More Georges Rouault