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

Brian Andreas

Brian Andreas: writer and painter Hi there. We are on vacation from September 5th, until September 19, 2016. But the Artist Birthday Series continues! Albeit, much shorter. 🙂 Thank you so much for your continued interest in this project. When we return from our magical, mystery excursion…I’m sure there will ever-so-interesting be stories to be… Read More Brian Andreas

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

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Paul Joostens

Today’s Artist Birthday: Paul Joostens Paul Joostens (18 June 1889 – 24 March 1960 ) was a quirky Antwerp painter , illustrator and creator of collages . He was briefly an impressionist, after that he dabbled in being a symbolist, futurist, cubist, surrealist, Dadaist, anarchist, nihilist and finally existentialist. He took a special place in… Read More Paul Joostens

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Mark Strand

Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014), poet [Note from TML ~ In 2006, I had the surreal experience of meeting and working with Mark Strand for one memorable, very memorable, afternoon in Tuscany. At the time, I was living in a lovely little town on the side of a hill there, and… Read More Mark Strand