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Judy Chicago: Pioneer of the feminist art movement

JULY 20, ON THIS DAY An influential artist, art educator and founder of the first feminist art program in US at California State University Fresno, Judy Chicago was born on this day, 20th July 1939. She’s an American feminist artist whose complex and focused installations created some of the visual presence of the women’s liberation …

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Art that glows golden for over a century — celebrating Gustav Klimt\’s birthday

July 14, On This Day Born on July 14, 1862, Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt is more than just a well-known name in the history of art. His shimmering gold leaf-flecked iconic artworks — one of the most famous being the enduring \’The Kiss\’ — have been looked upon as objects of immense beauty and …

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Whistler: The artist whose titles for paintings were inspired by music

JULY 11, ON THIS DAY The artist recognized for his paintings of nocturnal London, for his advanced full-length portraits and for his brilliant etchings and lithographs, James Abbott McNeill Whistler was born on this day, 11 July, 1834. He is known to have influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with …

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Frida Kahlo: Remembering the Mexican artist’s myriad faces

JULY 6, ON THIS DAY The acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly coloured self-portraits that dealt with themes such as identity, the human body and death was born on this day, 6 July, 1907. Her birth name was Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon. Frida had never planned to …

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Remembering the artist who depicted Indian art in Indian Constitution with pictures

JUNE 15, ON THIS DAY The creator of illustrations in the original final manuscript of the Constitution of India including the complete Preamble page, Beohar Rammanohar Sinha, was born on this day, 15 June 1929. He is also the one who played a major role in spreading Indian art in the Far East, and brought …

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Remembering the artist who worked with the intimate lives of contemporary women: Mary Cassatt

JUNE 14, ON THIS DAY Known for her perceptive depictions of women and children, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children, Mary Cassatt was one of the few American artists active in the nineteenth-century French avant-garde. She died on this day, June 14, 1926. She was a painter and a printmaker …

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