1749 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born on the 28th of August in Frankfurt, WC Germany. He was a German poet, dramatist, novelist, theorist, humanist, scientist, painter, and polymath. 1765 – 1768 – He studied law at Leipzig and Strasbourg, came under the influence of Herder, and became interested in alchemy, anatomy, and the antiquities. ..
1266 – He was born this year in the village of Vespignano, near Florence. 1294 – He came to Assisi and he became acquainted with the works of the marmorarii, whose style so influenced his own. 1305 – His masterwork is the Arena Chapel cycle of the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua depicting ..
1901 – He was born this year in Borgonovo, now part of the Swiss municipality Stampa, near the Italian border. 1922 – He moved to Paris to study under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, an associate of Auguste Rodin. 1935 – He concentrated his sculpting on the human head, focusing on the model’s gaze, ..
1597 – Artemisia Gentileschi, born on the 8th of July in Rome, Italy, the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi. She was an Italian Early Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation influenced by Caravaggio (Caravaggisti). 1612 – She studied under Agostino Tassi, her father’s collaborator, who was convicted of raping ..
1834 – Born on May 11th in Vesoul, France. 1848 – At school in Vesoul he had much academic success from an early age, in his final year receiving first prize in chemistry, an honourable mention in physics and another prize in oil painting, having commenced painting lessons when aged 14 after five years of ..
1783 – Born on the 5th of April in Edinburgh. 1806 – He travelled to London to study at the Royal Academy and, in the same year, exhibited his first painting ‘St. John in the Wilderness’. 1810 – Geddes felt that he could not afford, financially or professionally, to complete a full ten-year course of ..
1645 – Born on October 26th in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Dutch painter, active mainly in his native Dordrecht. 1661-1663 – De Gelder was one of Rembrandt’s last students in Amsterdam. – Being a wealthy man, Gelder never sold his pictures, and during his life-time was not known outside his town. 1727 – Died ..
US art critic An art critic from from New York. Emily Genauer wrote murals and its preparatory sketches in the New York Herald Tribune for Afro Basaldella. Pulitzer Prize for criticism 1974 2.3 / 5 ( ..
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1880 – Daniel Garber, born on the 11th of April in North Manchester, Indiana. He was an American landscape painter and member of the art colony at New Hope, Pennsylvania. He is best known today for his large impressionist scenes of the New Hope area, in which he often depicted the Delaware River. 1899 – ..