Happy Birthday, Jan Lievens

  Happy Birthday, Jan Lievens (October 24, 1607 – June 4, 1674) A Dutch painter whose career started at the age of 12.  In 1620, he came to the attention of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, who purchased a painting that was subsequently presented to James I.  Jan Lievens was a friend of RembrandtContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Jan Lievens”

Happy Birthday, N.C. Wyeth

“Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other.”  Newell Convers Wyeth  aka N.C.Wyeth October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945 American artist and illustrator, creator of over 3,000 paintings and illustrator of 112 books.  He is best known for his illustrations of Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans andContinue reading “Happy Birthday, N.C. Wyeth”

Happy Belated Birthday, Umberto Boccioni

  “The sixteen people around you in a rolling motor bus are in turn and at the same time one, ten, four, three; they are motionless and they change places; they come and go, bound into the street, are suddenly swallowed up by the sunshine, then come back and sit before you, like persistent symbolsContinue reading “Happy Belated Birthday, Umberto Boccioni”