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Cesare Aretusi, an Italian painter, was born in Bologna
His earliest known work, the altarpiece of "St Bartholomew Worshipping the Virgin" is in a Mannerist style, with clear references to the work of Bartholomeo Passarotti, Lorenzo Sabatini and Orazio Samacchini. Also with Fiorini he painted numerous altarpieces for churches in Bologna, including the "Birth of the Virgin". -1549

Egid Quinn Asam, a German sculptor, stuccoist, painter and architect, was born in Tegernsee
In the Ursuline church in Straubing he obviously completed Cosmas Damian's frescoes. There are also some surviving altarpieces by him, such as "Christ and Mary Magdalene" in the Carmelite church at Straubing. Egid Quinn executed the architectural design, the construction of the altars, the figural decoration and ornamentation of a new abbey church in Rohr. -1692

Simon Fokke, a Dutch draughtsman, printmaker and collector, was born in Amsterdam
His works are spontaneous, elegant and evocative and sometimes show the influence of Cornelis Troost. Fokke was inspired mainly by scenes of everyday life. He also copied drawings and paintings of different artist like Hendrick Arercamp, Nicolaes Berchem. -1712

Francois Girardon, a French sculptor and collector, died in Paris
He was the most eminent sculptor in France during the last three decades of the 17th century, some of his works were "Rape of Persephone", "Cardinal de Richelieu", "Bain des Nymphes". -1715

Chester Harding, an American painter, was born in Conway, MA
He combined a business-like approach to painting with native talent and hard work. He painted the influential men and women of his time: American presidents, congressmen, Supreme Court justices, merchants and sea-captains of Boston and their wives, and members of the British aristocracy. Some of his works are "My Egotisticography" and "Caroline Harding". -1792

John Scarlett Davis, an English painter, was born in Leominster, Hereford
Worcs -1804

Johan Thomas Lundbye
Johan Thomas Lundbye, a Danish painter, was born in Kalundborg. He painted "Kalundborg Church" and "Landscape near Arreso". Danish landscape painting during the mid -1830's was greatly influenced by Romanticism. -1818

Paulo Antunes Ribeiro, a Brazilian architect, was born in Rio de Janeiro
He based his work on the rationalist modernism of Le Corbusier and CIAM, and its Brazilian adoptations, specializing in urban planning. He was a versatile architect, designing houses, blocks of flats, public buildings and hospitals, and he made a significant contribution to the development of Brazilian architecture immediately after World War II. -1905

Maksimilian Mesmakher, a Russian architect of German descent, died in Dresden
He took part in restoring several St Pe tersburg interiors, including those of the Stroganov Palace and of the palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich. In 1885-95 Mesmakher designed and supervised the construction of the museum attached to the Baron Stieglitz School of Technical Drawing, of which he head been principal from 1879. -1906

Allen Jones
Allen Jones, an English painter, sculptor and printmaker, was born in Southampton. He was associated with the rise of Pop art. Jones painted "Hermaphrodite" and "Perfect Match" and the sculptor "The Tango". -1937

The Secretary of Culture of Spain, Miguel Angel Cortés, criticized the lack of organization to make 1999 the international Velázquez year
He opened a conference on Velásquez at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo. He did applaud the work of the national commission that is organizing the events to celebrate the fifth centennial of the Spanish artist's birth. -1999

The University of Texas at Dallas opened an exhibit titled "Ansel Adams Classic Images
The exhibit's 20 prints were from a suite of 76 that Mr. Adams designated "The Museum Set" shortly before his death in 1984. His impeccably composed and planned shots most often depict the macrocosms and microcosms of nature in the American West and Southwest, including the Yosemite Valley, New Mexico and other mountainous regions. -1999

 


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