Painters in History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,023

  • 1909-12-25 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter (post-war abstraction), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1910-01-04 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • 1910-02-20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • 1910-05-23 Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter
  • 1910-06-19 Frederick Harry Baines, painter
  • 1910-12-09 Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
  • 1911-07-15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • 1911-09-02 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • 1911-11-24 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
  • 1911-11-25 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (d. 1984)
  • 1911-12-05 Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows), born in Saint-Ouen, Somme, France (d. 1993)
  • 1912-01-02 Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)

Person of interestJackson Pollock

1912-01-28 Jackson Pollock, American expressionist painter (Lavender Mist), born in Cody, Wyoming (d. 1956)

  • 1912-03-04 Afro, [Basaldella], Italian painter
  • 1912-05-06 B. Roest Crollius, Dutch painter and writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • 1912-06-11 William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • 1912-08-13 Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter and monument artist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1992)
  • 1912-08-13 Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter and graphic artist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1912-08-17 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop
  • 1912-08-29 Emil Schumacher, German painter (Tangible Objects), born in Hagen, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1912-09-04 Alexander Liberman, Russian-American magazine editor, painter and photographer (639), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • 1912-11-28 Morris Louis, American painter (post painterly abstraction), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1962)
  • 1913-01-30 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo" and "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century," born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1941)
  • 1913-05-27 Wols [Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze], German cartoonist and painter, born in Berlin (d. 1951)
  • 1913-08-08 Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author
  • 1913-11-09 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • 1914-01-05 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1914-02-03 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter, graphic artist and carpet designer
  • 1914-04-04 Gustave Camus, Belgian painter, born in Châtelet, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1914-08-03 Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1991)
  • 1914-12-21 Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter, born in Hlebine, Croatia (d. 1992)
  • 1915-01-03 Jack Levine, American social realist painter, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015),
  • 1915-01-24 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1991)
  • 1915-03-08 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, born in Dorset (d. 1994)
  • 1915-03-12 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/abstract painter
  • 1915-03-14 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
  • 1915-05-27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • 1915-11-28 Evald Okas, Estonian painter, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2011)
  • 1916-01-04 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
  • 1916-06-04 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes), born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 1916-06-29 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, born in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1916-07-07 Luc Peire, Flemish painter and graphic artist
  • 1916-07-22 Hipolito Ocalia, Curacao landscape painter, born in Curaçao (d. 1984)
  • 1916-11-20 John Elwyn, British painter, born in Adpar, Wales (d. 1997)
  • 1916-12-16 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer
  • 1917-04-22 Sidney Nolan, Australian painter and illustrator (Ned Kelly), born in Carlton, Victoria, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1917-06-15 Lillian Bassman, American photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1917-07-12 Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (Christina's World), born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)

Person of interestBen Enwonwu

1917-07-14 Ben Enwonwu, Nigerian painter (Portrait of Tutu), born in Onitsha, Nigeria (d. 1994)

Artist Ben Enwonwu
Artist
Ben Enwonwu
  • 1917-11-01 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, born in St. Rose, Louisiana (d. 2010)
  • 1917-11-22 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • 1918-02-07 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • 1918-03-24 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
  • 1918-04-18 Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President of Royal Academy (1984-93) (d. 1995)
  • 1919-06-02 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • 1919-08-27 John Cox, Flemish-American painter and director (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • 1920-01-30 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • 1920-02-01 Zao Wou-Ki, Chinese French painter (Juin-Octobre 1985), born in Beijing, China (d. 2013)
  • 1920-04-06 Bernard Carter, British painter and etcher
  • 1920-04-17 Joan Warburton, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1920-07-21 Constantly, [A Nieuwenhuys], painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens)
  • 1920-08-19 Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
  • 1920-08-25 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter, born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1920-11-15 Wayne Thiebaud, American painter
  • 1920-12-04 Nadir Afonso, Portuguese geometric abstractionist painter, born in Chaves, Portugal (d. 2013)
  • 1920-12-30 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1921-01-14 Charles Gaupp, German-Dutch painter, born in Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1921-02-13 Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter and graphic artist
  • 1921-04-25 Karel Appel, Dutch painter (Vragende Children), born in Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • 1921-05-04 Edo Murtić, Croatian painter, born in Velika Pisanica, Bjelovar, Croatia (d. 2005)
  • 1921-05-12 Joseph Beuys, German avant-garde painter/politician
  • 1921-05-21 Leona Wood, painter and dancer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1921-06-08 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • 1921-06-19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter and graphic artist
  • 1921-07-30 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1921-10-07 John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian (Pre-Raphaelite painter)
  • 1921-11-17 Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • 1921-11-26 Françoise Gilot, French painter, designer, and author (Life with Picasso), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • 1922-02-24 Richard Hamilton, English early pop art painter, born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1922-03-10 Adam Kennedy, American actor, screenwriter, novelist ant painter (The Californians, Just Like Humphrey Bogart), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1922-04-22 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1993)
  • 1922-07-03 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles), born in Liege, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1922-08-23 Pierre Gauvreau, Canadian painter, television writer and producer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • 1922-12-01 Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
  • 1923-06-24 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • 1923-06-25 Sam Francis, American painter (Basel Mural), born in San Mateo, California (d. 1994)
  • 1923-07-03 William Mills, painter (d. 1997)
  • 1923-08-17 Larry Rivers, [Grossberg], American painter (Wash crossing Delaware-1953), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-09-29 Ellen Malcolm, painter
  • 1923-10-18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • 1923-10-27 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-12-13 Antoni Tapies, Spanish painter, sculptor and theorist (Dau al Set), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1923-12-18 Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
  • 1924-01-07 Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • 1924-01-29 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • 1924-02-22 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, born in Hoenkoop, the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1924-04-10 Kenneth Noland, American Color Field painter, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1924-05-18 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, born in Gagry, USSR (d. 2005)
  • 1924-06-17 Gotthold Gloger, German writer and painter, born in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1924-09-08 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 998

  • 1975-03-13 Ruth Schaumann, German author, painter and sculptor (Rose, Black King), dies at 75
  • 1975-04-01 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher and glass painter, dies at 95
  • 1975-09-18 Fairfield Porter, American painter, dies at 68
  • 1975-11-14 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, dies at 88
  • 1976-02-23 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes, dies at 88
  • 1976-03-03 Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer, dies at 75
  • 1976-04-01 Max Ernst, German-French surrealist painter and sculptor (founded surrealism), dies at 85
  • 1976-04-17 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
  • 1976-04-24 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
  • 1976-05-24 Melle Oldeboerrigter, Dutch painter and cartoonist, dies at 65
  • 1976-05-28 Steffan Danielsen, Faroese painter (b. 1922)
  • 1978-05-21 Jo Spier [Joseph Spier], Dutch cartoonist and water color painter, dies at 77
  • 1978-11-20 Giorgio De Chirico, Italian painter (founded the scuola metafisica art movement), dies at 90
  • 1980-02-22 Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter and graphic artist, dies at 93
  • 1980-03-16 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (b. 1898)
  • 1980-04-21 Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)
  • 1980-06-23 Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
  • 1980-11-22 Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • 1981-06-11 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist and painter, dies at 73
  • 1982-01-30 Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
  • 1982-02-06 Ben Nicholson, English painter & sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
  • 1982-03-18 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • 1982-08-08 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • 1982-08-09 Alexandre Alexeieff, Russian-French filmmaker (pinscreen animation) and artist, dies at 81
  • 1982-10-10 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1983-07-14 Arnout Colnot, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 96
  • 1983-10-19 Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
  • 1983-12-25 Joan Miro, Spanish painter and sculptor, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
  • 1984-06-19 Lee Krasner, American abistract expressionist painter, dies at 75
  • 1984-10-13 Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84
  • 1984-12-01 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (b. 1911)
  • 1985-03-28 Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
  • 1985-05-12 Jean Debuffet, French painter and sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages), dies at 83
  • 1985-10-31 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
  • 1986-01-14 Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53

Person of interestGeorgia O’Keeffe

1986-03-06 Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Flowers), dies at 98

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • 1986-04-04 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87
  • 1986-04-26 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter, dies at 87
  • 1986-07-28 Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • 1986-09-12 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter, dies at 92
  • 1986-12-27 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter (post-war abstraction), dies at 77
  • 1987-02-10 Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Pakistani painter, calligrapher and artist (b. 1930)
  • 1987-02-11 Sadequain, famous Pakistani painter and artist. (b. 1930)
  • 1988-02-19 René Char, French poet and painter, dies at 80
  • 1988-07-22 Luigi Lucioni, Italian-American landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
  • 1988-08-12 Jean-Michel Basquiat, American musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
  • 1988-10-31 Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
  • 1989-08-29 Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer, dies at 79
  • 1989-11-18 Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
  • 1989-12-08 Hans Hartung, German-French painter, dies at 85
  • 1990-10-20 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • 1990-12-07 Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter, dies at 86
  • 1991-02-07 Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
  • 1991-06-09 Charles Loloma, painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1991-06-14 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • 1991-06-24 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
  • 1991-07-01 Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
  • 1991-07-16 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
  • 1991-08-29 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1991-10-01 Jan van Tongeren, painter, dies
  • 1991-10-27 Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
  • 1991-10-30 Johan Mekkink, painter, dies
  • 1992-02-20 A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (member of Group of Seven), dies at 93
  • 1992-03-06 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage), dies at 83
  • 1992-03-09 James Brooks, US mural painter (Flight, La Guardia NY), dies at 85
  • 1992-03-27 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, dies at 68
  • 1992-04-11 Alejandro Obregón, Colombian painter (b. 1920)
  • 1992-04-28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), dies at 82
  • 1992-06-18 Mordecai Ardon, one of Israel's greatest painters (b. 1896)
  • 1992-06-28 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WWI) and official war painter, dies at 88
  • 1992-08-14 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian-Dutch painter, dies at 104
  • 1992-10-11 Theo Wolvencamp, painter (Cobra), dies
  • 1992-10-23 Kees Spermon, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies
  • 1992-10-30 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67
  • 1992-11-27 Ivan Generalić, Croatian painter (b. 1914)
  • 1992-11-28 Sidney Nolan, Australian painter and illustrator (Ned Kelly), dies at 75
  • 1992-12-21 Sybil Andrews, English-Canadian painter, dies at 94
  • 1992-12-27 Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter and monument artist, dies at 80
  • 1992-12-30 Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies
  • 1993-02-26 Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter and photographer, dies at 92
  • 1993-03-24 Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
  • 1993-03-30 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
  • 1993-04-14 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), dies at 85
  • 1993-05-19 Nemesio Antunes, Chilean painter, dies at 75
  • 1993-07-31 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, dies at 92
  • 1993-08-01 Alfred Manessier, French painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
  • 1993-10-20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)
  • 1993-11-04 Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, murdered at 78
  • 1993-11-15 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies
  • 1994-02-04 Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62

Person of interestBen Enwonwu

1994-02-05 Ben Enwonwu, Nigerian painter (Portrait of Tutu), dies at 76

Artist Ben Enwonwu
Artist
Ben Enwonwu
  • 1994-02-13 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79
  • 1994-03-11 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • 1994-03-26 Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
  • 1994-05-20 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, dies at 79
  • 1994-05-27 Theo Swagemakers, portrait painter, dies at 95
  • 1994-07-15 Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Dutch painter/illustrator, dies
  • 1994-07-20 Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 96
  • 1994-09-05 Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, dies at 62
  • 1994-09-14 David van Cup, sculptor/painter, dies at 57