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On this day… died Harriet Powers

Hi everyone, let’s start this 2020 remembering the African American slave and folk artist Harriet Powers. She is famous for being a quilt maker who used traditional appliqué (ornamental needlework) techniques to record local legends, biblical stories or astronomical events on her quilts. Harriet Powers in 1901 (Photo credit: Wikimedia commons) Unfortunately, only two of… Continue reading On this day… died Harriet Powers

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On this day… was born Marie-Guillemine Benoist

Marie-Guillemine Benoist was a French neoclassical painter of the 18th century who started her artistic training under Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. She was also a pupil of the renowned painter Jacques-Louis David’s atelier five years later with her sister Marie-Élisabeth Laville-Leroux. L'artiste, copiant le Bélisaire et l'enfant à mi-corps de David by Marie-Guillemine Benoist, 1790… Continue reading On this day… was born Marie-Guillemine Benoist

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On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Marie-Geneviève Bouliard was a French artist famous for her portraits. She was a pupil of artists such as Joseph-Benoît Suvée and Jean-Baptiste Greuze.  Her production was intense during the revolutionary period, this is evident in the catalogues of the Salons from the year 1791 to 1817. Self-portrait, 1792 (Norton Simon Museum) According to the art… Continue reading On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

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On this day… died Elisabetta Sirani

Elisabetta Sirani was an Italian painter and printmaker of the Baroque. She was seminal artist in early modern Bologna and established an academy for other women artists. Sirani was born in Bologna in 1638, she was the first of four children. Her father was a painter of the School of Bologna and at first, he… Continue reading On this day… died Elisabetta Sirani

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On this day… was born Ulrika Pasch

Ulrika Fredrica Pasch was a Swedish Rococo painter and miniaturist. Self-portrait, c.1770 - Royal Swedish Academy of Arts (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) She was born in a family of artists; her grandfather was the painter Danckwart Pasch (who emigrated to Sweden from Lübeck in Germany); after the death of her grandfather, the familiar studio was… Continue reading On this day… was born Ulrika Pasch