Category: Artist of the Day

Fishing with a Harpoon by Hans Gude

Hans Gude was a Norwegian Romanticist painter born on March 13, 1825.  He is one of the most prominent landscape painters of Norway, and his masterpieces are especially captivating when about warm sunlight or moonlight illuminating the reflective surfaces of …

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Scissored Art by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy

Sister Mary Jean Dorcy was born on March 10, 1914 in Anacortes, Washington.  She was an artist in the unique discipline of paper-cutting–but her work is much more elaborate and charming than you might think by the name!  She was …

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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Michelangelo is perhaps the most famous, awe-inspiring, and influential artist of all time.  Born on March 6, 1475, he was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and poet.  He was a gift to the world during the glorious years of the …

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How Arthur Drew Forth the Sword by Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware.  He was an author and illustrator, and naturally illustrated many of his own books.  If you ever get an itch for reading about knights smiting each other great buffets, …

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Girl on the Beach by Joaquín Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla was born on February 27, 1863 in Valencia, Spain.  He painted portraits and landscapes, but he is best recognized for his beach scenes, with their warm sunlight and reflections on the water. Sorolla was so well recognized that …

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Young Girls at the Piano by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on February 25, 1841 in France.  He is one of the most prominent figures in the Impressionist movement in art.  His legacy lived on not only in his art, which has survived and thrived since his …

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Watching the Breakers by Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer was born on February 24, 1836 in Boston.  He painted landscapes, particularly marine scenes, capturing in loose brush strokes the wild spirit of the vastness of nature.  You can nearly feel the wind in his paintings when you …

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Washington Before Yorktown by Rembrandt Peale

Rembrandt Peale was born on February 22, 1778 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  He is best known for his portraits of famous people, particularly presidents. Peale’s father was an accomplished artist and named him after the Dutch master Rembrandt.  The boy …

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The Storm by Pierre Auguste Cot

Pierre Auguste Cot was born on February 19, 1837 in Bedarieux.  He was a French academic painter of some renown, and two of his paintings in particular, The Storm (showed above) and Springtime (showed below) have maintained popularity. Cot studied at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts and …

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Pastoral Window by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born on February 18, 1848.  He is best known for his stained glass art, that which he created and designed, and his name has lived on as his family stained glass company has continued to prosper. …

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