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The day a tiny French museum found that half of its paintings are fakes

April 30, On This Day \’That wasn\’t painted by Étienne Terrus!\’ It all began innocently enough, when art historian Eric Forcada was hired by the Étienne Terrus Museum, located in the artist’s tiny hometown of sunny Elne in Southern France, to rehang its dedicated collection after the building\’s recent restoration. But within minutes of looking …

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The birth of one of India\’s most celebrated painters — Raja Ravi Verma

April 29, On This Day One of India\’s first modern artists Considered among the greatest and most prolific painters in the history of Indian art, Raja Ravi Varma was born today, 173 years ago — April 29, 1848. He died at the age of 58 in October 1906, till which time he is believed to …

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From abstract expressionism to Russian avant-garde art, 3 notable artists of today\’s date

April 24, On This Day One of the best known artists of the 20th century Born on April 24, 1904, Willem de Kooning lived through almost all of the 20th century, of which he is one of the best-known artists. The Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist was a peer of Elaine de Kooning (his wife, née …

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