Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Banjo Lesson by Henry Ossawa Tanner

Henry Ossawa Tanner was born on June 21, 1859 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He was the first African-American artist to be recognized worldwide.  He studied in Paris for a time, but eventually he came back to the United States and went …

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The Blacksmith’s Shop by Cornelius Krieghoff

Cornelius Krieghoff was born on June 19, 1815 in Amsterdam.  He is best known for his paintings which depict outdoor Canadian life, especially vibrant activities in the snow with captivating winter landscapes. Below are shown The Toll Gate;  Winter Landscape, Laval; …

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Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun by Nicolas Poussin

Nicolas Poussin was born on June 15, 1594 in France.  He was an influential painter in the French Baroque style and many other artists followed in his footsteps in terms of style.  Artists he inspired include Jacques-Louis David, Paul Cezanne, …

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Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull

John Trumbull was born on June 6, 1756 in Connecticut.  He was an artist during the American Revolutionary War, and his work reflects the history of the time.  He is known as The Painter of the Revolution. Trumbull was a …

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