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Mondrian explored art through geometry

March 7, On This Day Pioneer of 20th-century abstract art Regarded as one of the greatest and most versatile artists of the last century, Piet Mondrian was born on March 7, 1872. The Dutch painter and art theoretician is said to have pioneered 20th-century abstract art. He changed direction from figurative painting to an increasingly...

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A tribute to the ‘Mother of American modernism’

March 6, On This Day A record-holding artist After a long and prolific art career and recognition as the ‘Mother of American modernism’, American artist Georgia O’Keeffe passed away on March 6, 1986, just short of a 100 years old. Known for motifs of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes, O’Keeffe holds...