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On this day… died two great artists and women

On this day died two great painters, but in different years. In 1656 died Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and many years later, in 1926 died the Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. Artemisia Gentileschi She was a Baroque painter, considered as one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio. By that time, women were… Continue reading On this day… died two great artists and women

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On this day… was born Tonita Peña

On May 10, 1893 was born Quah Ah (which means “white coral beads”), a Native American painter better known as Tonita Peña. When she was only 12, her mother and sister died, her father unable to raise her, took her to live with an aunt at Cochiti Pueblo, where she remained the rest of her… Continue reading On this day… was born Tonita Peña

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On this day… was born Germaine Tailleferre

Germaine Tailleferre was born on April 19, 1892. She was a French composer and the only female member of a group of composers known as Les six. She was born as Marcelle Taillefesse, but when she became a young woman she decided to change her name to “Tailleferre” to spite her father, who refused to… Continue reading On this day… was born Germaine Tailleferre

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On this day… was born Gerda Wegener

On March 15, 1886 was born the Danish artist Gerda Wegener. Her artwork was inspired by fashion, she worked as illustrator for some famous fashion magazines as Vogue and La vie Parisienne. She was a well-known artist in Paris but she was less known in Denmark where many people found her work controversial. She met the artist… Continue reading On this day… was born Gerda Wegener