Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters, Pre-Raphaelite

On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan

Evelyn de Morgan was an English painter, born Evelyn Pickering, changing her name in 1887, when she married the ceramist William De Morgan. Her works were very influenced by the style of the Pre-Raphaelite art. She was a follower of the Edward Burne-Jones (a painter of the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement) paintings. In… Continue reading On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan

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Art History, Artists, Baroque, Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

Two great artists and women

This post is about two of the greatest female artists: Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and many years later 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 not easily accepted by the artistic community… Continue reading Two great artists and women

Art History, Artists, Native American, On this day..., Painters

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

Art History, Artists, Composers, On this day...

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

Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters

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