Category Archive: Artist-Painter

Apr 26

April 26: Eugène Delacroix

Eugene Delacroix

Delacroix supported the French Revolution against the Catholic monarchy and was an ardent rationalist.

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Nov 14

November 14: Claude Monet (1840)

Claude Monet

It was on this date, November 14, 1840, that the founder of French impressionist painting, Claude Monet was born. The term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of his 1872 painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant). From his earliest days, Claude-Oscar Monet wanted to paint. He was enrolled in Le Havre secondary school of the …

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Mar 24

March 24: William Morris (1834)

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It was on this date, March 24, 1834, that English poet, artist, writer, and libertarian socialist William Morris was born in Walthamstow. As a youth he was an avid reader and at Oxford he was a zealous student of theology, ecclesiastical history medieval poetry and art. From there he was expected to join the Roman …

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