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This poster wants YOU to know about its artist

June 18, On This Day Born on June 18, 1877, exactly 144 years ago since today was American artist, comics artist and illustrator James Montgomery (or JM) Flagg. He is most iconically remembered for one of his political posters that still continues to be widely used in pop culture — the Uncle Sam recruitment poster...

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A posthumous milestone for ‘a painter of the sea and sun’

June 18, On This Day Henri Matisse admired him and Mark Rothko is said to have revered him. Mid-18th to mid-19th century artist Joseph Mallord William or JMW Turner (who was known in his time as just William Turner), has been called by critics “the best painter of the sea and sun, and one of...