The Artist Birthday Series

Edgar Fernhout

Edgar Fernhout: Edgar Fernhout (1912 -1974 ) was a Dutch painter and educator. Edgar Richard John Fernhout was born in Bergen, in North Holland. His mother was the acclaimed artist Charley Toorop and his father was the philosopher Henk Fernhout. Like his mother and his grandfather Jan Toorop, Edgar became a painter. In 1937, the Hague… Read More Edgar Fernhout

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Xavier Mellery

Xavier Mellery: painter Xavier Mellery (9 August 1845, Laken – 4 February 1921, Brussels) was a Belgian Symbolist painter. The son of a gardener at the Royal Palace at Laeken, Xavier Mellery initially worked with the painter-decorator Charles Albert before attending the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts from 1860 to 1867. There his teachers included… Read More Xavier Mellery

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Jo Baer

Jo Baer; painter Jo Baer (born August 7, 1929) is an American painter, whose works are associated with minimalist art. She began exhibiting her work at the Fischbach Gallery, New York, and other venues for contemporary art in the mid-1960s. In the mid-1970s, she turned away from non-objective painting. Since then, Baer has fused images,… Read More Jo Baer

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Constant Nieuwenhuys

Today’s Artist Birthday: Constant Nieuwenhuys Constant Anton Nieuwenhuys (21 July 1920 – 1 August 2005), better known as Constant, was a Dutch painter, sculptor, graphic artist, author and musician. Constant was born in Amsterdam on 21 July 1920 as the first son of Pieter Nieuwenhuijs and Maria Cornelissen. Their second son Jan Nieuwenhuys was born… Read More Constant Nieuwenhuys

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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