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Grief, poverty, hunger and war came to life in her art

April 22, On This Day Death of a socialist artist A committed pacifist and communist, this female German artist depicted the effects of poverty, hunger and war on the working class in 275 prints over her career, in etching, woodcut and lithography. Virtually the only portraits she made (at least 50) were images of herself,...


Last of the Old Masters, first of the moderns

April 16, On This Day The passing of a great portraitist Born in March 1746, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes passed away on April 16, 1828. The Spanish romantic painter and printmaker is was immensely successful in his lifetime, and is often referred to as both the last of the Old Masters and the...