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Austrian sculptor Josef Thaddäus Stammel died at the Admont Monastery
He executed wood and stone sculptures in a Classical Baroque style, such as the St. Martin Altar. -1765

French academic painter Thomas Couture was born in Senlis
He is best remembered for his portraits and historical genre paintings. His work is characterized by a sharp use of tonal contrasts. -1815

Russian painter Wassilij Grigojewitsch Perow was born in Tobolsk
Influenced by Courbet, he founded the Peredwischniki. He specialized in genre paintings and portraits. -1833

Spanish painter and mural designer José María Sert and Badía was born in Barcelona
His essentially conservative style is shown in his designs for private and public buildings in Europe and the United States. -1876

Dutch architect Johannes Andreas Brinkman was born in Rotterdam
He is most celebrated for his industrial buildings and modern designs. -1902

French artist Jean Bazaine was born in Paris. He studied sculpture with Landowski and was a member of the "Peintres de Tradition Francaise" group
A self-taught painter as well, he executed stained glass windows for the Church of Assy and murals for the Church of Audincourt. -1904

Croatian painter Iván Generalic was born in Hlebine
Using light colors, he depicted realistic peasant-life scenes. He is also known for his naive paintings. -1914

German painter Wilhelm Trübner died in Karlsruhe
Friend of C. Schuch and H. Thoma, he painted realistic interior views and Impressionist landscapes. -1917

Mexican sculptor Ignacio Asúnsolo Masón died
He was educated at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. Some of his most important works include "The Broken Idol" and "Dreamer". -1965

The exhibition "George de La Tour and His World" was on view at the National Gallery in Washington
The show tried to give a sense of the artist's milieu. La Tour was born in Vic-sur-Seine France in 1593 and he died in 1652. His style is reminiscent of that of Caravaggio. -1996

Animals in Art Bestiary
The exhibit was defined as ''a medieval allegory or moralizing treatise on animals'', was the theme of an exhibition on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Stamford, Connecticut. -1997

Brazilian businessman Lover Ibaixe, the owner of 100 engravings created by Salvador Dali in the 1970's, decided to make his collection public
The engravings (about Dante's Divine Comedy) were to be examined by specialists from the Dali museums in Figueras, Spain and in Florida, to determine their authenticity. -1998

The runaway favorite design for the United States' new $1 coin
The Design came from New Mexico and the artwork is an image of a young Native American mother carrying an infant child on her back -1998

A hundred works from the Hermitage museum arrived to Rome to be exhibited
This was the first time this Russian museum loaned these works. The exhibit would include paintings by Matisse, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Druet, Bonnard, Rousseau and Picasso. One of the works to be included was "Woman in the Garden" by Claude Monet. The exhibition would take place on the Quirinal Palace recently restored by Italian architect Gae Aulenti. These works were part of the collections of Sergei Schukin and Ivan Morozov. -1999

 


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