The Artist Birthday Series

Fernand Khnopff

Fernand Khnopff: 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 told. Wishing… Read More Fernand Khnopff

The Artist Birthday Series

Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley: illustrator, author Aubrey Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James… Read More Aubrey Beardsley

The Artist Birthday Series

Xavier Mellery

Xavier Mellery: painter Xavier Mellery (9 August 1845, Laken – 4 February 1921, Brussels) was a Belgian Symbolist painter. The son of a gardener at the Royal Palace at Laeken, Xavier Mellery initially worked with the painter-decorator Charles Albert before attending the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts from 1860 to 1867. There his teachers included… Read More Xavier Mellery

The Artist Birthday Series

Gustav Klimt

Today’s Artist Birthday: Gustav Klimt Austrian painter Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) became known for the highly decorative style and erotic nature of his works, which were seen as a rebellion against the traditional academic art of his time. His most famous paintings are The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.… Read More Gustav Klimt