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Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by hankscorpio, May 20, 2014.

  1. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    May 20 - Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas was published!

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  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Happy Birthday Albrecht Dürer

    May 21


    Check out his complete works here

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  3. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Félix Bracquemond - Happy Birthday Man!

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    [td]Félix Bracquemond was born in Paris. He was trained in early youth as a trade lithographer, until Guichard, a pupil of Ingres, took him to his studio. His portrait of his grandmother, painted by him at the age of nineteen, attracted Théophile Gautier's attention at the Salon. He applied himself to engraving and etching about 1853, and played a leading and brilliant part in the revival of the etcher's art in France. Altogether he produced over eight hundred plates, comprising portraits, landscapes, scenes of contemporary life, and bird-studies, besides numerous interpretations of other artist's paintings, especially those of Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, Gustave Moreau and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. After having been attached to the Sèvres porcelain factory in 1870, he accepted a post as art manager of the Paris atelier of the firm of Haviland of Limoges. He was connected by a link of firm friendship with Édouard Manet, James McNeill Whistler, and all the other fighters in the impressionist cause, and received all the honors that await the successful artist in France, including the grade of Officer of the Legion of Honor in 1889.[/td]
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  4. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Happy Birthday Charles Barry!

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