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Alma Thomas: 1891-1978

Born on September 22, 1891, in Columbus, Georgia, Alma Woodsey Thomas grew up in a family that encouraged education and appreciation of literature and the arts. In 1907, the family moved to Washington D.C., partly due to the Atlanta race riots, but also because Washington had better education and employment opportunities for African Americans than […]

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Jean Arp: 1886 – 1966

Born on September 16, 1886 in Strasbourg (then part of Germany), Jean (Hans) Arp was a pioneer of abstract art and a founding member of the Dada movement.  After studying at the Kunstschule, Weimar from 1905 to 1907, Arp attended the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1909, Arp moved to Switzerland where in 1911 he […]

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Man Ray: 1890 – 1976

Born Emmanuel Radnitzky on August 27, 1890 in Philidelphia, PA, Man Ray was an influential artist, best known for his avant-garde photography. He was a leading figure (and the only American) to play a  significant role in the Dada and Surrealist movements. Ray grew up in Brooklyn, New York and showed artistic ability at an […]

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Rufino Tamayo: 1899-1991

Born to a Zapotecan Indian family on August 26, 1899, Rufino Tamayo is one of Mexico’s most renowned painters. An orphan by age 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City to live with his aunt who enrolled him in commercial school.  He began taking drawing lessons in 1915 and from 1917 to 1921, he studied at […]

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: 1908 – 2004

Born on August 22, 1908, in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, near Paris, Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered by many to be the father of modern photo-journalism. In 1927, Cartier-Bresson studied painting at the Lhote Academy in Paris under Cubist painter and sculptor André Lhote. He turned to photography in 1931 when he acquired a Leica 35mm camera – […]

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Gregory Euclide: Mixed Media Reliefs

“Gregory Euclide is an artist and teacher living in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. His attraction to the landscape originates from his experience of growing up in the rural landscapes of Wisconsin. Discontented with the flat surface of traditional landscape paintings, Euclide began exploring the relationship between experiencing nature with the body and creating art […]

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The Art of Recycling – Part II

Most retail stores, I’ve found, rely heavily on the use of plastic bags.  While supermarkets seem to be heading in the direction of cloth bags and bins, the rest of the retail world seems to be lagging behind.  As a result, it’s easy for me to end up with bags full of other plastic bags […]

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Antoni Gaudi: 1852-1926

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet was born on June 25, 1852, in Reus, Spain to coppersmith parents. He studied at the Escola Superior d’Arquitectura in Barcelona and designed his first major commission for the Gothic styled Casa Vincens in Barcelona. Most of Gaudi’s work was in architecture though he also designed furniture and objects, […]