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Hans Bol, a Flemish painter, died in Amsterdam
Bol began his career primarily as a watercolor painter; the technique of "waterschilderen" was very common in Mechelen, where, instead of the far more expensive wall tapestries, large-scale scenes were painted on canvas using opaque watercolor or tempera. Prints after his work include series devoted to "Landscape" and the "Story of Tobias". Bol executed a number of topographical drawings like "View of Antwerp" and towards the end of his life produced several drawings of wooded landscapes. -1593

Dutch painter and etcher Paulus Potter was born
He was celebrated chiefly for his paintings of animals. Potter is one of the minor Dutch masters. Potter entered the Guild of St. Luke at Delft in 1646. In 1652 Potter settled in Amsterdam. He probably received his early training from his father, the painter Pieter Potter (c. 1597-1652), but his style shows little dependence upon that of earlier masters. In so short a career there was little development in style between the earlier and the later works, but 1647 seems to mark a peak in his achievement, for many of the finest paintings bear this date. -1625

Artus Quellinus, a Flemish sculptor, was born in St Truiden
He executed a number of more contemplative figures, such as the white marble "St Rose of Lima", often described as one of the most beautiful examples of Flemish Baroque sculpture. The high altar for Sint-Jacobskerk, Antwerp, erected in 1685, is one of Artus Quellinus (ii)'s finest works. -1625

Pedro de la Torre, a Spanish architect, died in Madrid
In 1641 he won the competition, with plans and detailed technical instructions, for building the chapel to house the relics of St Isidore (patron saint of Madrid), although its construction was entrusted to Juan de Villareal. -1667

Stanislav I Leszczynski, a Polish painter, was born
He was a lover of music and the arts, and his own paintings (mainly pastels) reflect Italianizing Baroque trends. Between 1738 and 1741 he converted the church of Notre Dame de Bonsecours in Nancy into a family mausoleum. Later, he built and enlarged the royal residences at LunÚville, Chanteheux, La Malgrange, Jolivet, Einville and Commercy: the most original features of these foundations were their small summer palaces and garden pavilions (built to fanciful plans and adorned by profuse, exotic motifs) and the ingenious waterworks created in the grounds. -1677

Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os, a Dutch painter, was born
His first important works were the detailed drawings of flowers and plants that were used to illustrate Jan Kops's "Flora Batava". In 1809 he won the first prize of the Felix Meritis Society in Amsterdam with a watercolor still-life, after which he devoted himself to the painting of still-lifes. In 1812 he was also awarded a gold medal at the Salon in Paris, where he was employed at the SÚvres porcelain factory. -1782

Rebecca Solomon, an English painter, died in London
She exhibited in the provinces and illustrated periodicals to supplement her income but was still obliged to copy Old Masters and work as a studio assistant to more eminent artists such as John Everett Millais, reducing his "Christ in the House of his Parents" for engraving. Her style veered from costume subjects such as the "Claim of Shelter", emulating Abraham, to the "Wounded Dove", a watercolor in Simeon's Arts and Crafts style. -1886

Louis Joseph Gallait, a Belgian painter, died
Gallait's first Classical subject, the "Death of Epaminondas", and his many early drawings show this influence clearly. Gallait's first success was with "Caesar's Tribute" exhibited in 1832 at the Salon of Ghent. He familiarized himself with the Old Master works in the Louvre and sought to achieve a calm and restrained Romanticism in such works as the "Oath of Vargas". -1887

Olav Stromme, a Norwegian painter, was born in Orsta
He painted a number of abstract gouaches inspired by Vasily Kandinsky's work from the 1910s and 1920s, for example "Red Composition". The more concrete works, such as "Light Joins in II", interpret in a new way, and this time with minimal means, the tension between light and dark, life and death, and plane and space. -1909

Chim, an American photographer, was born in Warsaw
In 1934 Chim began to contribute photographs to "Regards", a large-format illustrated magazine devoted to the ideals of the Popular Front, for which he eventually became the staff photographer. One of his most famous images is "Terezka: A Disturbed Child in an Orphanage. The Scrawls on the Blackboard are her Drawing of Home". -1911

Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian artist, died
Among his later works are series of masterful and dramatic illustrations, notably for Dostoyevsky's White Nights (1923) and Yuri Olesha's Three Fat Men (1925). -1957

Pacific Design Centre report
It was reported that ...Hollywood's grandest exhibition space would play host to an extraordinary spectacle because one of four heirs to the vast Getty oil fortune, Aileen Getty, 37, who has had the Aids virus since 1984, was scheduled to take off her clothes and pose naked in the Pacific Design Centre as a living art exhibit. -1997

Mural Discovered in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
A mural from the XVI century was discovered in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In the Chapel of Azucena, hidden under another painting from the XIX century, an extraordinary mural painting from the Spanish mannerist style was found. It is believed that the mural, which shows the figures of Christ, St, Paul, St. James and St. John, was painted by Juan Bautista Celma. -1998

Robert Rauschenberg Retrospective Held in Spain
A retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg (1925-) at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao was the largest exhibit dedicated to a living artist in Spain. -1998

Klee, Tanguy, Mirˇ Exhibit at the Joan Miro Foundation
The Joan Mirˇ Foundation had the exhibit titled "Klee, Tanguy, Mirˇ. Three approaches to landscape". The exhibition included around one hundred paintings and drawings by Paul Klee, Yves Tanguy and Joan Mirˇ, three of the major artists of the twentieth century. Landscape has always been one of the traditional genres of painting, but contemporary landscape cannot, however, be considered as a vision of our surroundings in the manner of a stage set. After the Impressionists, landscape was transformed into an artful artistic construction that uses Nature merely as a stimulus for the formal arrangement of the picture. -1999

Robert Altman, American film director, died
was an American film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his work with an Academy Honorary Award. His films MASH and Nashville have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. -2006


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