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The Dutch painter Cornelis Ketel was born in Gouda
He worked as a portrait painter in Paris and London and was a precursor of Franz Hals. He also worked with allegorical themes. -1548

The German painter and etcher Adam Elsheimer was born in Frankfurt
He was a disciple of H. Rotttenhammer and a close friend of Rubens. His later works showed the influence of Caravaggio. His small copper engravings of religious and mythological scenes are what he is most remembered for. -1578

The draughtsman, painter and teacher Michel-Ange Challe was born in Paris
He studied under Francois Boucher and won the Prix de Rome. He was repeatedly featured at the annual Salons and his piece "Socrates Condemned by the Athenians to Drink the Hemlock" is the one he is most remembered for. -1718

The French architect Germain Boffrand died in Paris
He was a counselor for the construction of the Würzburg Residence. He made majestic interior decorations and is especially known for the Hotel de Soubise in Paris. -1754

The English painter, illustrator, writer and soldier James Pattison was born in New York
Coincidentally he also died on the same day in 1847. His keen abilities as a topographical draftsman established a reputation for him with his illustrations for picturesque travel-books of Quebec. "Quebec and its Environs: Being a Picturesque Guide to the Stranger", 1831 is one of his works. -1779

The Hungarian architect József Borsos was born
He became known for his brickwork in Romanesque Revival and Gothic Revival styles. His finest work is the Crematorium and Mortuary Building in Debrecen completed in 1932. -1875

Robert Berèny was born in Budapest, Hungary
His early work "Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat", 1906, shows the influence of Cèzanne and Fauvism. Later "Still Life with a Jug" clearly shows his Cubist-inspired style. He was a member of the Eight during 1911. -1887

The architect of Argentinean descent Alejandro Bustillo was born in Buenos Aires
His declared aim of producing original designs within the traditional styles brought him a wide range of commissions. The Llao Llao Hotel in Bariloche, South Andes, is one of his creations. -1889

The Mona Lisa Authenticity was devated
The authenticity of the Mona Lisa by the Renaissance Master Leonardo da Vinci was heavily questioned in the New York Herald -1911

The Austrian architect Gustav Peichl was born in Vienna
He was educated at the Staatsgewerbeschule, Mödling in Vienna. Peichl was responsible for creating the political cartoons "Ironimus". -1928

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, opened the exhibition "Evidence: Richard Avedon"
This was a retrospective show of the 50 years of the distinguished career of this photographer. -1994

Police in Belgrade reported the recovery of the painting "The Bather" by Renoir
The thieves were between 24 and 28 years old. The work had been stolen at the National Museum in Yugoslavia -1996

The exhibition "Picasso 1917-1924" was on view at the Palazzo Grassi, in Venice, Italy
This exhibition could have been labeled "The Italian Years". Picasso was fascinated by the Italian scene, and by Italian cultural history. With Cocteau and with his new friend Stravinsky he ransacked the print shops for pictorial material about the commedia. Theatre in fact provided the central thread for this show. What strikes one above all about the paintings of the Neo-Classical period is their luxe, calme et volupte. The other astonishing thing about the show was the testimony it offered, over and over again, to Picasso's supreme skill as a draughtsman. -1998

It was reported that the tomb of one of the richest and greatest of Roman Londoners was exposed after 1,800 years
Archaeologists opened up a stone sarcophagus that was discovered in the City of London on a site destined to become an office complex. It contained a decorative lead coffin. Perhaps a Roman governor, governor of London or even the whole province, this person must have been extremely grand and very rich, according to archaeologists. The sarcophagus was discovered as archaeologists were excavating 12-feet beneath the sprawling clay and gravel site, which was a Roman cemetery outside the town walls, beside Bishopsgate. -1999

The Peabody Essex Museum opened the exhibit titled "Images of Paradise: Views from the Age of Exploration"
In the late eighteenth century, the energy of the Enlightenment spawned maritime voyages aimed at understanding more about the cultures and natural world beyond Europe. The museum's collection of maritime art and history vividly depicted scenes from those voyages, including three by the British explorer Captain James Cook. The exhibit showcased about fifty such prints that bring these voyages to life. The prints visually document the cultural exchanges that took place. -2000


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