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

Margaret Olley

Today’s Artist Birthday: Margaret Olley Margaret Hannah Olley AC (24 June 1923 – 26 July 2011) was an Australian painter. She was the subject of more than ninety solo exhibitions. Margaret Olley was born in Lismore, New South Wales. She was the eldest of three children of Joseph Olley and Grace (nee Temperley). She attended… Read More Margaret Olley