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Charles Sheeler: The Artist-Shutterbug Who Found Power In Modern Lines

July 16, On This Day Recognized as one of the early adopters of modernism in American art, Charles Sheeler was known for his Precisionist paintings and commercial photography. Born on July 16, 1883, a young Sheeler returned from a trip to Paris in 1909, inspired by the works of Cubist artists like Pablo Picasso and...

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The man whose artistic imprint remains on Chandigarh

July 2, On This Day Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now regarded as modern architecture – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was on July 2, 1964, named Grand Officier of the Légion d’honneur, the highest French order of merit, both military and civil....

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A day to remember the life of prolific artist Paul Klee

June 29, On This Day He left behind a legacy comprising over 9,000 works of art spanning movements that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism and more, when he passed away on June 29, 1940. The style of Swiss-born German artist Paul Klee was, indeed, highly individualistic, with works that reflect dry humor and sometimes childlike...

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The Russian-born Parisian painter whose atelier became a haunt of icons

May 14, On This Day Tiny but talented: Marie Vassilieff  of Montparnasse An integral part of the artistic community on the left bank of Paris, Montparnasse, Russian-born painter Marie Vassilieff studied painting under Henri Matisse and attended classes at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. She was born in February 1884 and died on May...