The Artist Birthday Series

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse: painter, sculptor, printmaker Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style. “My choice of colors does not rest on any scientific theory; it is based on observation, on sensitivity,… Read More Henri Matisse

The Artist Birthday Series

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi: painter, educator Yasuo Kuniyoshi – 国吉 康雄 (1893 – 1953) was an American painter, photographer and printmaker. He, like many Japanese, endured terrible racism during World War II when he was branded an “enemy alien,” after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. His American wife lost her citizenship for being married to him, but… Read More Yasuo Kuniyoshi

The Artist Birthday Series

Kyra Markham

Kyra Markham: painter, printmaker Kyra Markham (1891–1967) was a figurative painter, printmaker, and actress. Markham was briefly married to the architect Lloyd Wright, and five years later, married David Stoner Gaither. She worked for the Federal Arts Project, creating works of social realism that documented American life in the 1930s. During World War II, her… Read More Kyra Markham