The Artist Birthday Series

Alexander Milne Calder

Alexander Milne Calder: sculptor Alexander Milne Calder (1846–1923) was a Scottish American sculptor best known for the architectural sculpture of Philadelphia City Hall. Both his son and grandson would become renown sculptors as well. Alexander Milne Calder was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of a tombstone carver. He began his career in Scotland, working for… Read More Alexander Milne Calder

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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

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Maxfield Parrish

Today’s Artist Birthday: Maxfield Parrish Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was born into a Quaker community, the son of… Read More Maxfield Parrish