The Artist Birthday Series

Carlo Levi

Carlo Levi: painter, writer, activist Dr. Carlo Levi (November 29, 1902 – January 4, 1975) was an Italian-Jewish painter, writer, activist, anti-fascist, and doctor. He is best known for his book Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (Christ Stopped at Eboli), published in 1945, a memoir of his time spent in exile in Lucania, Italy, after… Read More Carlo Levi

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

The Artist Birthday Series

MJ Alexander

Today’s Artist Birthday: MJ Alexander M.J. Alexander (born Mary Jane Alexander, July 18, 1961, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.) is a writer and photographer who documents people and places of the American West, with an emphasis on the very young, the very old, and American Indian culture. Alexander “combines the vision of an artist with… Read More MJ Alexander