1684 – Jean Antoine Watteau, born on the 10th of October in Flemish town of Valenciennes, which had just been annexed by the French king Louis XIV. He was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement (in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens), and revitalized the waning ..
1967 – Franklin Christenson Ware was born on the 28th day of December this year in Omaha, Nebraska. 1980 – His earliest published strips appeared in the late 1980s on the comic’s page of The Daily Texan, the student newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin. 1988 – He also had a ..
1928 – Born on August 6th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1949 – Warhol graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, with a degree in pictorial design. 1962 – Received sudden notoriety, when he exhibited paintings of Campbell’s soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and wooden replicas of Brillo soap pad boxes. 1963 – He was mass-producing these ..
1830 – Born in Urbana, Ohio on the 29th of June. 1857 – Ward went to Washington, where he made a name with portrait busts of men in public life. 1861 – He worked for the Ames Sword Company, providing models for decorative objects including gilt-bronze sword hilts for the Union Army. 1861 – Ward ..
1923 – He was born on the 3rd day of September this year in El Dorado, Kansas. He had his first comic published at the age of 11, and sold his first cartoon at 12 years old. 1938 – At the early aged of 15, He worked as a comic-strip artist for a daily ..
1590 – Born on January 9th in Paris, France. French painter who introduced an Italianate Baroque style of painting into France. 1611 – Trained by his sign-painter father, the fourteen-year-old Vouet painted a portrait in England and accompanied France’s ambassador to Constantinople. 1612-1617 – Vouet formed his style in Italy, where he lived for five ..
1876 – He was born on the 4th day of April of this year in Paris. He was born to musician parents in Paris. As a youth he studied violin before becoming a professional cyclist. 1894 – At his early aged of 18, Vlaminck roamed around the countryside and served in the army in ..
1528 – Paolo Veronese, born in Verona, Italy. He was a prolific and important painter of the Renaissance in Venice, famous for paintings such as The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the House of Levi. 1542 – By the age of 14, he apprenticed with the local master Antonio Badile, and perhaps with ..
1435 – Andrea di Michele di Francesco de’ Cioni, born in Florence, Italy. He was an influential Italian sculptor, goldsmith and painter who worked at the court of Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. 1465 – He worked at the lavabo of the Old Sacristy in San Lorenzo (Florence). 1465 – 1467 – He executed the ..
1454 – Amerigo Vespucci, born on the 9th of March in Florence, Italy, as the third child of a respected family. He was a child of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. The Vespucci family had been prominent for over a century, with family members holding important positions in the city’s government. These family connections ..