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

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Erté

Erté Erté (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor. Erté was born Roman Petrovich Tyrtov (Роман… Read More Erté

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Ladislas Starevich

Ladislas Starevich, animation pioneer Ladislas Starevich (August 8, 1882 – February 26, 1965) was a stop-motion animator notable as the author of the first puppet-animated film. He also used insects and other animals as protagonists of his films. Ladislas Starevich was born “Władysław Starewicz,” in Moscow, Russia to Polish parents (father Aleksander Starewicz from Surviliškis near… Read More Ladislas Starevich

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George Grosz

Today’s Artist Birthday: George Grosz George Grosz (July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959) was a German artist known especially for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic. He emigrated to the United States… Read More George Grosz