The Artist Birthday Series

Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari: painter, architect, writer Giorgio Vasari, (July 30, 1511 — June 27, 1574) was an Italian painter, architect, and writer who is most famous today for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing. Vasari was born in Arezzo, Tuscany. Recommended at an early age by… Read More Giorgio Vasari

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Theda Bara

Theda Bara, actress Theda Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema’s earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname “The Vamp.” She was born Theodosia Burr Goodman in the Avondale section of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her father was Bernard Goodman (1853–1936), a prosperous Jewish tailor… Read More Theda Bara

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Marcel Duchamp

Today’s Artist Birthday: Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp (28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with Dada groups. Duchamp… Read More Marcel Duchamp

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Constantino Brumidi

Today’s Artist Birthday: Constantino Brumidi Constantino Brumidi (July 26, 1805 – February 19, 1880) was a Greek-Italian-American historical painter, best known and honored for his fresco work in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Brumidi was born in Rome, Italy, to his Italian mother and his Greek father, who had emigrated from Filiatra in the province… Read More Constantino Brumidi

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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