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WHIPPETS E-mail

Pauline600.jpg_252      August 10, 2012

 

Dogs have their special way of talking to people.

Art has its own means of communicating,

We are devoted to both.

 

 
ANDY WARHOL E-mail

WarMari.600.jpgWarMar_069     August 6, 2012

 

ANDY WARHOL would have been 84 years old today.

He was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Warhol was best known for his Pop Art creations of

mass produced objects.   Some of his works were hand-painted,

while others were silkscreened.  He achieved enormous

popularity and is considered an American cultural icon.

Warhol died in 1987 in New York City.

 
ARTHUR DOVE E-mail

DoveA.600.jpgDove_068     August 2, 2012

 

Birthday Wishes to ARTHUR DOVE who was born

August 2, 1880 in Canandaigua, New York.  After

becoming well known as an illustrator for major magazines

in New York City, Dove became America's first artist

to produce purely abstract paintings.  "He extracted the

essential forms of a scene from nature."  He died at the age

of 66 in Huntington, New York (November 23, 1946).

 
JEAN DUBUFFET E-mail

Dubuffet.600.jpgDub_067     July 31, 2012

 

JEAN DUBUFFET was born 111 years ago in Le Havre,

France (July 31, 1901).  He was a prominent painter and sculptor.  His

artwork reflected an authentic and humanistic approach

to image-making.  His oil paintings were often thickened

with sand, tar, and straw, creating an unusually textured surface.

He died at the age of 83 on May 12, 1985.

 
NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY E-mail

ChiliDog.600.jpgDSC_0060_066     July 26, 2012

 

NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY

This special day highlights the chili dog as one

of America's favorite summertime foods.

 
EDGAR DEGAS E-mail

DegasE.600.jpgDega_058     July 19, 2012

 

Birthday Wishes to  EDGAR DEGAS who was born

July 19, 1834 in Paris, France.  As a teenager, Degas

began to concentrate in art and, eventually became famous for

his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing.

He considered himself a realist, while often viewed as a founder

of Impressionism.  Much of his art depicts dancers, nudes, and

portraits.  Degas died at the age of 83 on September 27, 1917. 

 

 

 
LYONEL FEININGER E-mail

Feiningr.600.jpg_0051     July 17, 2012

 

LYONEL FEININGER was born 141 years ago in 

New York, New York (July 17, 1871), and at age 16, he moved

to Berlin, Germany.  Feininger began his career as a

cartoonist, but emerged as a powerful Cubist Expressionist

painter.  He returned to America in 1936 and died twenty

years later in New York City at the age of 84 (January 13, 1956).

 
ANDREW WYETH E-mail

WyethA.600.jpgWyeth_057     July 12, 2012

 

Birthday Wishes to ANDREW WYETH who was born

July 12, 1917 in Chadds Ford, PA.  The son of

Newell Convers Wyeth noted illustrator, Andrew

painted primarily in egg tempera and watercolors,

and many of his works were in shades of gray and browns.

He died at the age of 91 in Chadds Ford (January 16, 2009).

 
FRIDA KAHLO E-mail

KahloFr.600.jpgKahloF_056     July 6, 2012

 

It is 105 years ago today that FRIDA KAHLO was born

(July 6, 1907 - July 13, 1954).  The famous Mexican

artist, born and died in Mexico City, was married to

Diego Rivera.  Her outstanding work has been described

as folk art and also as surrealist.  She suffered health problems

throughout her life which she often depicted in self-portraits.

 

 
FOURTH OF JULY E-mail

JULY4.jpgJuly_055     July 4, 2012

 

HAPPY  FOURTH of JULY!

It's time for the firecrackers.  Celebrate      

the birthday of America.  Have a happy day.

 
PHILIP GUSTON E-mail

Giston600.jpgGus_054     June 27, 2012

 

Birthday Greetings to PHILIP GUSTON.  The Canadian

artist was born in Montreal on June 27, 1913.  Guston    

achieved renown as an abstract expressionist, but later    

returned to painting representational art.  On June 7, 1980,

Guston died in Woodstock, New York.

 
SAM FRANCIS E-mail

FrancisS.600.jpg_0041     June 25, 2012

 

It was 89 years ago today that SAM FRANCIS was born

in San Mateo, California (June 25, 1923 - Nov. 4, 1994).

The famous American painter was known for his colorful abstract

works.  He studied painting under Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still,

and later in Paris.  He died in California at the age of 71.

 
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