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Artist Birthday

Happy Birthday, Henri Rousseau!

Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of French painter and Post-Impressionist mastermind, Henri Rousseau. Known for his fanciful jungle landscapes and primitivist wo...

Happy Birthday, Lisa Yuskavage!

Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

In honor of Lisa Yuskavage's 51st birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist. Lisa Yuskavage's signature...

Happy Birthday, Jasper Johns!

Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

In honor of Jasper Johns' 83rd birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the ...

Happy Birthday, Dali!

Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts

In honor of Salvador Dali's 109th birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the late artist's life and work. Today...

Happy Birthday, Yves Klein!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of one of the art world's most debated, yet utterly beloved figures, Yves Klein. Known for his rich blue pigments and procliv...

Happy Birthday, Cy Twombly!

Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American artist, Edwin Parker Twombly, Jr., better know as Cy. The well-known painter and sculptor, whose work existed somewh...

Happy Birthday, Willem De Kooning!

Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Dutch American artist, Willem de Kooning. The abstract expressionist pioneer, and husband of the great Elaine de Kooning, wou...

Happy Birthday, Eadweard Muybridge!

Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of British photographer and moving image master, Eadweard Muybridge. Considered by many to be the Father of the Motion Pictur...

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Dada devotee and Surrealist artist, Max Ernst. The prolific painter, sculptor and creative partner of Dorothea Tanning, would...

Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh!

Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of Dutch post-Impressionist icon, Vincent van Gogh. The sunflower devotee and master of the color spectrum would turn 160 yea...

'Less Is More' Architect Celebrates Big Milestone

Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of German-American architect and Bauhaus great, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. The master of modern architecture would turn 127 years...

Happy Birthday, Tennessee Williams!

Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by his shorter and much catchier moniker, Tennessee Williams. The American playwrigh...

Happy Birthday, Andrew Lloyd Webber!

Posted 03.22.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of British composer and all around musical mastermind, Andrew Lloyd Webber. The man behind works such as "Cats," "Evita," and "T...

Happy Birthday, Yayoi Kusama!

Posted 03.22.2013 | Arts

Today is the 84th birthday of avant-garde artist and high priestess of the polka dot, Yayoi Kusama. The Japanese artist began her career in the la...

Happy Birthday, Elaine De Kooning!

Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of abstract expressionist painting maven Elaine de Kooning. The acclaimed landscape and portrait artist, who also happened to th...

Happy Birthday, Michelangelo!

Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the Italian Renaissance mastermind who counts artworks like the Sistine Chapel ce...

Happy Birthday, Antonio Vivaldi!

Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Italian baroque composer, Antonio Vivaldi. The master of concertos, famous for creating the violin masterpiece, "The Four Sea...

Happy Birthday, Renoir!

Posted 02.25.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed French painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Considered one of the leading figures in the Impressionist art movement, the bel...

Happy Birthday, Ansel Adams!

Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American photographer and noted environmentalist, Ansel Adams, who is famous for his monochromatic landscapes and heartfelt e...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Norman Rockwell

Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed 20th century painter and illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Popular for his depictions of everyday American culture, the pro...

LOOK: Takashi Murakami Turns 51 Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Arts

Today is the 51st birthday of Takashi Murakami, the Japanese contemporary artist and founder of Kaikai Kiki Co, Ltd. In case you aren't familiar with ...

Happy Birthday, Jackson Pollock!

Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American artist and drip paint extraordinaire, Jackson Pollock. The abstract expressionist, known for his figureless murals c...

Happy Birthday, Barbara Kruger!

Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Barbara Kruger, the subversive female artist known to harness the power of print media in her bold, declarative artworks. In ...

Happy Birthday, Janis Joplin!

Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of psychedelic goddess and raucous rock icon, Janis Joplin. The front woman of groups like the Full Tilt Boogie Band and Big Bro...

Happy Birthday, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney!

Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American sculptor and art icon, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The pioneering art patron who founded New York City's Whitney Mu...