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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

On this day..., Painters

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

Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker born in Pennsylvania, however she lived in France many years. There she befriended artists as Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionist group. The French art critic Gustave Geffroy told in 1894 that Cassatt was one of les trois grandes dames of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot and… Continue reading On this day… was born Mary Cassatt