Happy birthday to Post-Impressionist painter Henri Rousseau, born May 1844 in Laval, France.
Born in Figueres, Spain, on May 11, 1904, Salvador Dali is known for his “technical skill as a painter and the shocking quality of his imagination. His pioneering spirit was also accompanied by a reverence of tradition and a will for continuity.” (thedali.org) Celebrate his birthday by visiting The Dali Museum’s website: http://thedali.org/home.php
“Born on May 13, 1882 in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France, Georges Braque was a major painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor of the 20th century. Along with Pablo Picasso, Braque was a key figure in the development of Cubism.” (dailyartfixx.com)
Happy birthday to Fauvist painter, Raoul Dufy, born June 1877 in Le Havre, France.
Happy birthday to avant-garde artist, painter and illustrator Natalia Goncharova, born in Russia on June In addition to the above, Goncharova was also a costume and set designer, and a writer.
Happy birthday to Spanish artist, Diego Velázquez, born June
Happy Birthday To Frida Kahlo, Born July 1907
American realist painter, photographer, sculptor and fine-arts educator, Thomas Eakins, was born in Philadelphia on July 25, 1844. “Arriving in Paris for study in 1866, Eakins was in the vanguard of young painters who would shift the focus of American art from landscape to the figural subjects favored by the European academies.” Read more about him and see more of his work at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/eapa/hd_eapa.htm
Happy birthday to Colombian artist, Fernando Botero, born April 1932 in Medellín.
Born May 14, 1727, Thomas Gainsborough “was one of the most popular British artists of the 18th century,” according to historians. “Though much of Gainsborough's income came from painting portraits, his real passion was for landscapes.” Learn more and view a slideshow of 371 paintings at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/thomas-gainsborough-658
July in French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro, was born on the island of St Thomas. His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
April 23, 1833 is the birthdate of French realist painter, Antoine Vollon. Best known as a painter of still lifes, landscapes and figures, Vollon was a successful celebrity, enjoyed an excellent reputation, and was called a "painter's painter" during his lifetime.
July 1796 is the birthdate of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, the leading painter of the Barbizon school of France in the century.
April 4, 1876 is the birthdate of French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and writer, Maurice de Vlaminck. He began to to draw while in elementary school and neglected his studies for his sketches. Coming from a musical household, however, he studied music early in his life. Meeting André Derain and seeing some of Vincent van Gogh’s art inspired him to paint, dabbling in Fauvism, then experimenting with Cubism, ultimately settling into an Expressionistic style, which he maintained.
Edgar Degas was born July 19, 1834 in Paris. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and became best known for his paintings of female dancers. “... he sought to capture fleeting moments in the flow of modern life...” (metmuseum.org)
June 1880 is the birthdate of André Derain – artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse.