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Artist Birthday

Happy Birthday, Harmony Korine!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of eccentric director and artist, Harmony Korine. The man behind delightfully grimy films like "Kids" and "Gummo" is turning 40 ...

Happy Birthday, Alfred Stieglitz!

Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American photographer and modern art gallerist, Alfred Stieglitz. The avant-garde art promoter and husband of Georgia O’Kee...

Happy Birthday, Henri Matisse!

Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French painter, printmaker and sculptor, Henri Matisse. The Fauvist painter, famous for his mastery of expressive color, woul...

Happy 90th Birthday, Stan Lee!

Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of comic genius and wily television personality, Stanley Lieber, better known as Stan Lee. The Marvel writer and editor behind w...

Happy Birthday, Louise Bourgeois!

Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French-American artist, Louise Josephine Bourgeois. The contemporary sculptor, fondly referred to as "Spiderwoman", would tur...

Happy Birthday, Jean-Michel Basquiat!

Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of neoexpressionist artist and graffiti king extraordinaire, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The celebrated American painter, praised by e...

Happy Birthday, Jean Genet!

Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of celebrated French writer and political activist, Jean Genet. The author of "Our Lady of the Flowers" and playwright behind "T...

Happy Birthday, Paul Klee!

Posted 12.18.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Swiss-German painter, Paul Klee. The expressionist artist and Bauhaus professor would turn 133 years old if he were still mag...

Happy Birthday, Edvard Munch!

Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch. Known for his ability to capture all of humankind's anxiety in a single a scr...

Happy 100th Birthday, Gordon Parks!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

Today is the centennial birthday of influential American artist, Gordon Parks. The photographer, musician, writer and filmmaker, known for his strikin...

What Peanuts Taught Us About Life

Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts

Many of you have undoubtedly experienced the wonder that is the Peanuts comic in one way or another. Perhaps you read the strip in the newspaper or yo...

20 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Schulz

Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American cartoonist Charles Monroe Schulz. The "Peanuts" creator would turn 90 years old if he were still alive today. Bor...

Happy Birthday, Magritte!

Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Belgian surrealist, Rene Magritte. Born on this day in 1898, the man with an amusing predilection for bowler hats would turn ...

Happy Birthday, Georgia O'Keeffe!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Georgia O'Keeffe, a painter known for her magnified blossoms and stunning southwestern landscapes. The American artist would ...

Happy Birthday, Claude Monet!

Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French Impressionist master, Claude Monet. The plein-air devotee would turn 172 years old if he were miraculously still alive...

Happy Birthday, Bob Ross!

Posted 10.29.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of quite possibly the world's happiest painter, Bob Ross. The artist, known for his decade-long PBS show "The Joy of Painting" a...

Happy Birthday, Mike Kelley!

Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts

Mike Kelley, born on this day in 1954, was an American artist known to dabble in almost all areas of the far-reaching art spectrum. Found objects, tex...

Happy Birthday, Roy Lichtenstein!

Posted 10.28.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of cheeky comic fan and masterful pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein. The American painter, known for his extravagant use of onomatopo...

Happy Birthday, Pablo Picasso!

Posted 10.25.2012 | Arts

Pablo Picasso, who was born on October 25, 1881, illuminated much of the next nine decades with his towering, irrepressible genius. In 1996, 23 years ...

Happy Birthday, Robert Rauschenberg!

Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American painter and pop art precursor Robert Rauschenberg. The artist, known for his tendency to incorporate found objects a...

Happy Birthday, Eugene O'Neill!

Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene Gladstone O'Neill. The realist poet and master of vernacular would turn 124 if ...

Happy Birthday, Caravaggio!

Posted 09.29.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of beloved Italian artist, Michelangelo Merisi, more often referred to by the name of his native town, Caravaggio. The Baroque p...

Happy B'day To The Father Of The American Cartoon

Posted 09.27.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of German-born American cartoonist, Thomas Nast. Considered to be the father of the American cartoon, the artist whose sharp wit...

Happy Birthday, Mark Rothko!

Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed abstract painter, Mark Rothko. The Russian-American artist, known for his radiant rectangles of color, would turn 109 i...

Happy Birthday, Jean Arp!

Posted 09.16.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French avante-garde artist Jean Arp. The sculptor and painter, who when speaking in German referred to himself as Hans, would...