The Artist Birthday Series

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

The Artist Birthday Series

Edward Hopper

Today’s Artist Birthday: Edward Hopper Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated… Read More Edward Hopper