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The city of Utrecht witnessed the burial of Roeland Savery. He mainly painted pictures of flowers and landscapes of his idea of paradise, including exotic animals and savages under the influence of Coninxloo and J. Bruegel. -1639
The fresco painter Johann Zick died in Wurzburg. He mainly worked in the Rococo style as can be seen with examples of his work in Amorbach and the palaces of Bruchsal and Würzburg. He also is well known for his altar paintings. -1762
The Swiss sculptor Johan Tobias died in Stockholm. He was a disciple of Larcheveque and lived in Paris and London. He was a court sculptor, who also made religious and mythological reliefs, as well as busts and monuments in classical forms. -1814
The Belgian sculptor Matthieu Kessels died in Rome. He worked for a brief time with Thorvaldsen in Rome and made sculptures in the classicist style. "The Disk Thrower", Chatsworth, is his most famous achievement. -1836
Franz Marc the painter of German origin died in Verdún. After several journeys through Europe, he abandoned Impressionism and Jugendstill. Under the influence of A. Macke and W. Kandinsky he developed his own personal style of Expressionism. -1916
The Jeu De Paume
The Jeu De Paume was inaugurated in Paris. The enlarged structure, which was officially inaugurated in December 1932. The new areas will house many interesting modern works or which here was inadequate space in the Luxembourg. -1933
In Barcelona the painter José Llimona died at 70 years of age. He was given a scholarship and moved to Rome where he made the equestrian sculpture of Ramón Berenguer, for which he won the International Exhibition prize in Barcelona 1888. -1934
Auguste Perret the French architect died in Paris. He made revolutionary armed concrete constructions for housing, industries, and official buildings. His late style was somewhat classicist. -1954
Jean and Dominique de Ménil
Jean and Dominique de Ménil inaugurated the chapel especially made to house the last paintings made by Mark Rothko in Houston. -1971
Jerzy Hryniewiecki, a Polish architect and designer, died in Warsaw. His work in the 1930 included the design of posters in the style of Tadeusz Gronowski, he won the first prize in a competition for the development of Pole Mokotowskie. -1988
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