The Artist Birthday Series

Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps: poet, writer Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973) was an American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance. Bontemps was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, into a Louisiana Creole family. His father, Paul Bismark Bontemps, worked as a bricklayer; his mother, Maria Carolina Pembroke,… Read More Arna Bontemps

The Artist Birthday Series

Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire: poet, writer, artistic force Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 – 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent. Apollinaire is considered one of the foremost poets of the early 20th century, as well as one of the most impassioned defenders of Cubism and a forefather of Surrealism. Wilhelm… Read More Guillaume Apollinaire