Category: Artist of the Day

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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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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