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Maria Callas 90th birthday

Monday, December 2, 2013

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 125th Birthday

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Juan Gris 125th Birthday

Friday, March 23, 2012

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Khalil Gibran’s Birthday

Thursday, January 6, 2011

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Tweet Khalil Gibran’s Birthday Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran; Arabic جبران خليل جبران , January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese Americanartist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied […]

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Arthur Boyd’s Birthday 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Tweet Appeared on Google Australia Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd, AC, OBE (24 July 1920 – 24 April 1999) was a member of the prominent Boyd artistic dynasty in Australia, with many relatives being painters, sculptors, architects or other arts professionals. His sister Mary Boyd married John Perceval, and then Sidney Nolan, both artists. His wife Yvonne Boyd née Lennie, and son Jamie and daughters Polly […]

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Alfons Mucha’s 150th Birthday

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Tweet Alphonse Maria Mucha, first name from the Czech Alfons (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, best known for his distinct style and his images of women. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, and designs. [wiki]

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Peder Severin Krøyer’s 159th Birthday

Friday, July 23, 2010

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Tweet Appeared on Google Denmark Peder Severin Krøyer (23 July 1851 – 21 November 1909), known as P.S. Krøyer, was a Norwegian-Danish painter. He is one of the best known and beloved, and undeniably the most colorful of the Skagen Painters, a community of Danish and Nordic artists who lived, gathered or worked in Skagen, Denmark, especially during the […]

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Alexander Calder’s Birthday

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Tweet Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile. In addition to mobile and stabile sculpture, Alexander Calder also created paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry, jewelry, and household objects. [wiki]

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Nam June Paik’s Birthday 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Tweet Appeared on Google Korea Nam June Paik (July 20, 1932 – January 29, 2006) was a Korean-born American artist. He worked with a variety of media and is considered to be the first video artist.[1] Paik is credited with an early usage (1974) of the term “super highway” in application to telecommunications. [wiki]

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Josef Frank’s 125th Birthday

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Tweet Josef Frank (July 15, 1885, in Baden bei Wien – January 8, 1967, in Stockholm) was an Austrian-born architect, artist, and designer who adopted Swedishcitizenship in the latter half of his life. Together with Oskar Strnad, he created the Vienna School of Architecture, and its concept of Modern houses, housing and interiors. [wiki]

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Naomi Shemer’s 80th Birthday

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Tweet Appeared on Google Israel Naomi Shemer (Hebrew: נעמי שמר‎; July 13, 1930 – June 26, 2004) was a leading Israeli songwriter hailed as the “first lady of Israeli song.” [wiki]

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s 110th Birthday

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Tweet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃twan də sɛ̃tɛɡzypeˈʁi]) (29 June 1900—31 July 1944) was a French writer and aviator. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), and for his books about aviation adventures, including Night Flight and Wind, Sand and Stars.

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Sunthorn Phu’s Birthday 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Tweet Appeared on Google Thailand Phra Sunthorn Vohara aka Sunthorn Phu (26 June 1786–1855) is Thailand’s best-known poet and most celebrated as the great poet of Rattanakosin Era. He was born four years after Rattanakosin was established. His career as a royal poet commenced in the reign of King Rama II. When King Rama II […]

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Konrad Zuse’s 100th Birthday

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Tweet Appeared on Google Germany Konrad Zuse (pronounced [ˈkɔnʁat ˈtsuːzə]; 22 June 1910 Berlin – 18 December 1995 Hünfeld near Fulda) was a German engineer and computer pioneer.

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Jean-Paul Sartre’s 105th Birthday

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Tweet Appeared on Google Germany and Google France Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (French pronunciation: [saʁtʁ], English: /ˈsɑrtrə/; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright,novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy, existentialism, and Marxism, and his work continues to influence fields such as Marxist philosophy, sociology, and literary studies. Sartre […]

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