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On this day… was born María Blanchard

María Blanchard was a Spanish painter known for developing a unique style of Cubism. She was born on this day in Santander, a city in the north of Spain. She was born with several physical deformities, including the spine, what was attributed to a fall that her mother suffered during her pregnancy. She was born… Continue reading On this day… was born María Blanchard

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On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne was an English ballerina, choreographer, actress and theatre-television director. She is famous for her theatre choreography to the two longest-running shows of Broadway history: Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. First steps She was a precocious dance talent from an early age. Her gift for dancing was discovered by a… Continue reading On this day… was born Gillian Lynne

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On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil was a Hungarian-Indian painter. She’s considered a pioneer in modern Indian art and one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century. She was also a pianist and an avid reader. Even though her paintings are among the most expensive by Indian women painters today, during her life she was… Continue reading On this day… was born Amrita Sher-Gil

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On this day… died Maria Isabel of Braganza

Maria Isabel of Braganza was an Infanta of Portugal court, the daughter of John VI of Portugal and Carlota Joaquina of Spain. She became queen of Spain when she married her maternal uncle Ferdinand VII of Spain on 29 September 1816. She was the second wife of Ferdinand VII, whose first wife had died childless.… Continue reading On this day… died Maria Isabel of Braganza

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On this day… was born Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was a Ukrainian-born artist. She's famous for extending the art beyond of the conventional mediums, as she worked in modern design including the concepts of geometric abstraction in objects of everyday life as furniture, fabrics, wall coverings and clothes. To Delaunay, the artist could find the inspiration in the simple things, because she… Continue reading On this day… was born Sonia Delaunay