Category: Artist of the Day

The Magical Illustrations of Pauline Baynes

Pauline Baynes was born on September 9, 1922 in Hove, Sussex, England.  She was an illustrator, best recognized for the pictures she drew for books by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Baynes spent a year volunteering for the Ministry of …

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Alan Lee’s Lord of the Rings Illustrations

Alan Lee has been one of my favorite artists since basically forever.  He so perfectly captures the spirit of the stories by J.R.R. Tolkien. Alan Lee was born on August 20, 1947 in Middlesex, England.  He has illustrated countless books, …

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The White Bridge by John Henry Twachtman

John Henry Twachtman was born on August 4, 1853 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was an Impressionist painter best known for his landscapes.  He was part of a group called The Ten, a club of artists who were not fond of …

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The Life of John the Baptist: The Baptism of Christ by Andrea del Sarto

Andrea del Sarto was born on July 16, 1486 in Florence.  He was blessed to be creating art during the High Renaissance when he could be surrounded by inspiration and unparalleled beauty.  He had such skill that his work was …

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Two Women Chatting by the Sea by Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro was born on July 10, 1830 in the Danish West Indies (what is now the Virgin Islands).  He was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist.  He worked with Georges Seurat and Paul Signac–and his success and skill level can be …

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Prince of Peace by Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik was born on July 9, 1994 in Illinois.  She is best known for her painting of Jesus, entitled Prince of Peace which she created when she was just eight years old.  The story behind it is incredible, so that’ll be …

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Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as a Lute Player

Artemisia Gentileschi was born on July 8, 1593.  She is one of Italy’s few esteemed female Baroque painters, but she was accomplished by any standard.  Her work depicted the lives of strong female sufferers, especially of the Bible.  She is …

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Frida Kahlo’s Self Portraits

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City.  She is most famous for her self portraits–but hers are no ordinary representations of her own face. While Kahlo was interested in capturing the physical features of her visual …

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The Siege and Relief of Gibraltar by John Singleton Copley

John Singleton Copley was born on July 3, 1738 in Boston.  Of course, he was alive during the important historical period of the American Revolutionary War, but he spent considerable time in England.  He is particularly known as a court …

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The Fall of Phaeton by Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens was born on June 28, 1577 in the Holy Roman Empire, in what is now Germany.  He was a Flemish artist, one of Baroque art’s most influential.  His art is filled with energy and action, sensuality and …

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