Category: Artist of the Day

The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Jean-Honoré Fragonard was born on April 4, 1732 in France.  He was a painter and printmaker of the rococo era, and so not surprisingly his vibrant work throbbed with a whimsical, erotic tone. The Swing, perhaps Fragonard’s most well-known and beloved …

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Study of Afterglow from Nature by John La Farge

John La Farge was born on March 31, 1835 in New York City.  He was a man of many talents, including painting, writing, and stained glass. La Farge had a special interest in Japanese art, which influenced his own style. …

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Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in the Netherlands.  He was a Post-Impressionist painter, one of western art’s most famous and influential figures.  His work shaped much of the modern art we now see. Van Gogh painted …

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Christ with the Four Evangelists by Bartolomeo

Bartolomeo was born as Baccio della Porta on March 28, 1472.  He is one of the High Renaissance’s most well known artists, specializing in religious subjects.  He was from Italy, and he spent many years of his life as a …

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Ruth in Boaz’s Field by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld was born on March 26, 1794 in Leipzig.  He was a painter of the Nazarene movement, which was led by Germanic Christian painters in the Romantic style seeking to bring their faith alive through their art. …

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The Vision of the Holy Grail to Sir Galahad, Sir Bors, and Sir Perceval by William Morris

William Morris was born on March 24, 1834 in Walthamstow, Essex, England.  He possessed a wide range of skills, from textile designing, poetry, novel writing, translating, to even being a social activist.  His writing had a big part to play in …

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Daedalus and Icarus by Anthony van Dyck

Anthony van Dyck was born on March 22, 1599 in Antwerp.  He was an artist of the Baroque era.  He was successful in Italy, Flanders, and England, and became one of the most prominent court painters in England.  Thus most …

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Corner of the Marketplace by Edward Poynter

Edward Poynter was born on March 20, 1836 in Paris, but he was an English painter, draughtsman, and designer.  His parents were in France for only a short while over the time he was born. Poynter held the positions of …

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Glorification of the Cross by Adam Elsheimer

Adam Elsheimer was born on March 18, 1578 in Frankfurt am Main.  He was a painter of the Baroque era who influenced many other notable artists, including Rembrandt and Rubens. Elsheimer most liked to paint unique scenes, depicting moments which other …

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Palette by Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur was born on March 16, 1822 in Bordeaux, France.  She is known for her artistic realism, and she loved to paint animals.  She is considered to be the most famous female painter in the 19th century. Bonheur grew …

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