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On this day was born… Ninette de Valois

Dame Ninette de Valois was a ballerina, choreographer, teacher and director and founder of what is now called the Royal Ballet, one of the foremost ballet companies of 20th century and still one of leading ballet companies in the world. She was born in Ireland in 1898. Before any English ballet companies existed, she danced… Continue reading On this day was born… Ninette de Valois

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On this day… died Mary Moser

Mary Moser was an English painter of the eighteenth century. She is famous for being one of the two female founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. And she was a very celebrated artist of her time in Britain. Moser was best known by her still life paintings, but she was also a portraitist.… Continue reading On this day… died Mary Moser

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On this day… was born Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Adélaïde Labille Guiard was a French miniaturist and portraitist of the 18th century.  She was born in Paris in 1749. At the of twenty she married to Louis Nicolas Guiard, a clerk from whom she later separated. She began her studies at the Académie Saint-Luc and received instruction from the pastelist Maurice Quentin de La… Continue reading On this day… was born Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

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On this day died… Henriëtte Ronner-Knip

Henriëtte Ronner-Knip was a Dutch painter of the Romantic style. She is best known for her depictions of animals, especially cats. Some people call her "the painter of cats", the reason is not only the number of paintings she dedicated to this subject, but because she knew how to capture the essence, character and nature… Continue reading On this day died… Henriëtte Ronner-Knip