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Abraham Hondius, a Dutch painter, active in England, died in London
He is said to have received his first training from Pieter de Bloot and Cornelis Saftleven. He lived in Rotterdam until 1659, but as early as 1651 produced works such as: "Hunter Offered Refreshment outside an Inn". He also represented landscapes, genre, religious and mythological scenes such as "Pyramus and Thisbe". -1691

Louis-Gabriel Blanchet, a French painter, died in Rome
He won second place in the Prix de Rome competition in 1727 and thereafter settled in Rome. Some of his works are: "Vision of Constantine", "Tolozan de Montfort", "Johann Mandelberg", "St Paul" and "Painting and Sculpture". -1772

The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain
The Presidio was originally a Spanish Fort sited by Juan Bautista de Anza on March 28, 1776, built by a party led by José Joaquín Moraga later that year. It was seized by the U.S. Military in 1846, officially opened in 1848, and became home to several Army headquarters and units, the last being the United States 6th Army. Several famous U.S. generals, such as William Sherman, George Henry Thomas, and John Pershing, made their homes here. During its long history, the Presidio was involved in most of America's military engagements in the Pacific. -1776

Frederick Goodall, an English painter, was born in London
His earliest subjects were rural genre scenes and landscapes, many derived from sketching trips made between 1838 and 1857 in Normandy, Brittany, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Venice. He also painted subjects from British history. One of his works is "Early Morning in the Wilderness of Shur". -1822

Robert Herdman, a Scottish painter, was born in Rattray, Perthshire
He studied painting under Robert Scott Lauder at the Trustees' Academy. In later life he became interested in the Celtic Revival, as is evident from such paintings as "St Columba Rescuing a Captive". Some of his works are: "Execution of Mary Queen of Scots", "Interview between Effie Deans and her sister in Prison" and "Sir Theodore Martin". -1829

Ludovic Lepic, a French printmaker, painter and sculptor, was born in Paris
Lepic's role as a popularizer of a new expressive freedom in printmaking is of great importance, even if he was outstripped in virtuosity and intelligence by Degas, who took Lepic's basic ideas. Some of his works are: "View of the Banks of the Escaut", "Comment je devins graveur a I'eau-forte" and "The Rehearsal". -1839

Basil Champneys, an English architect and writer, was born in London
In 1872 Champneys designed the Eel Brook Common Board School, Har wood Rood, Fulham, London. Between 1874 and 1910 Champneys designed a series of buildings for Newnham College, Cambridge, only the second college for women at the University. -1842

John Neagle, an American painter, died in Philadelphia
In the autumn of 1825 Neagle received a commission for his most famous painting, "Pat Lyon at the Forge". Neagle painted 24 portraits (most of the surviving canvases are at the Players' Club, New York), of which 16 were engraved and issued. About 1853 Neagle suffered an attack of paralysis, which severely affected his technique. -1865

Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, French architect, died
Born in Paris, he was as central a figure in the Gothic Revival in France as he was in the public discourse on "honesty" in architecture, which eventually transcended all revival styles, to inform the moving spirit of Modernism. Sir John Summerson considered that "there have been two supremely eminent theorists in the history of European architecture, Leon Battista Alberti and Eugene Viollet le Duc" -1879

Asher Brown Durand, an American painter and engraver, died in Maplewood
He played a leading role in formulating both the theory and practice of mid-19th-century American landscape painting and was a central member of the Hudson River School. Some of his works are: "Kindred Spirits", "Evening of Life", "Morning of Life", "Landscape with a Beech Tree", "Declaration of Independence", "View of the Hudson Valley" and "Advance of Civilization". -1886

Camille Bryen, a French painter, sculptor, was born in Nantes
In 1934 he exhibited a series of automatic drawings, which were followed by images produced with the assistance of objets trouvés: in Street Object. He also produced assemblages in a Surrealist spirit, such as "Morphology of Desire". His later paintings, such as "Patron Monet", harked back to Impressionism in their overriding concern with the play of light and color. He also illustrated many texts by contemporary poets. -1907

André Dunoyer de Segonzac, a French painter, died in Paris
He began painting in 1903, studying in Paris and frequenting the Académie de la Palette and the studios of Luc Oliver and Jean-Paul Laurens. Some of his works are: "The Drinkers", "Les Pains de Fantaisie" and "The Marne at Chenneviere". -1974

The Children of Terezin: Their Art, Their Legacy,
An exhibition of artwork and poetry created by children interned in the ghetto at Terezin during World II, opened at the Glen Eira City Gallery. Terezin, in what is now the Czech Republic, was used by Nazi Germany as a concentration camp for German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian Jews. During World War II, the Terezin Children's camp interned 15,000 children. The 80 drawings in this exhibition are borrowed from a museum in a former Jewish ghetto in Prague. -1999

The SFMoMA opened an exhibit featuring the latest works by Jasper Johns
The show includes six new paintings and additional related works on paper. SFMOMA chief curator Gary Garrels, who organized the exhibition, characterized the new work as "elegant, restrained, muted, serene and austere." "Bridge," the major work in the show, has been anonymously given to SFMOMA. He has enjoyed three major retrospectives, in 1964 (organized by New York's Jewish Museum), in 1977 (by the Whitney Museum) and in 1996 (by MoMA, New York). -1999

 


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