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Alexander Pasqualini
Alexander Pasqualini, Italian architect, was born on Bologna. -1493

Pietro Bernini
Pietro Bernini, Italian sculptor, was born in Sesto Fiorentino. -1562

Hubert Drouais
Hubert Drouais, French painter, was born in Saint-Samson-de-la Roque, Eure. -1699

Firmin Massot
Firmin Massot, Swiss painter, draughtsman and teacher, was born in Geneva. -1766

Ramón Barba
Ramón Barba, Spanish sculptor, was born in Moratalla, Murcia. -1767

American Academy of Arts
Sciences -1780

Jacopo Alessandro Calvi
Jacopo Alessandro Calvi, Italian painter, biographer, draughtsman and engraver, died in Bologna. His best known engravings were done after frescoes of Ludovico Carracci in S. Michelle. -1815

Charles Robert Leslie
Charles Robert Leslie, English painter and writer, died in London. -1859

Julius Olavus Middelthun
Julius Olavus Middelthun, Norwegian sculptor, died in Oslo. -1886

Carl Schäfer
Carl Schäfer, German architect, teacher and writer, died in Carlsfeld. He was one of the best known architects and university teachers during 19th century Germany and one of the most important exponents of German Gothic Revival. -1908

Hans Ludvig Smidth
Hans Ludvig Smidth, Danish painter, died in Copenhagen. He created in north Jutland a new pictorial style similar to French Realism. -1917

John Hidalgo Moya
The architect and designer of the Skylon, John Hidalgo Moya was born. He died on August 3, 1994. -1920

John Hidalgo Moya
The architect and designer of the Skylon, John Hidalgo Moya was born. He died on August 3, 1994. -1920

Josep Maria Jujol
Josep Maria Jujol, Spanish Catalan architect, died in Barcelona. -1949

Henri Laurens
Henri Laurens, the French sculptor, collagist, printmaker and illustrator died in Paris. -1954

The Museo di Capodimonte
The Museo di Capodimonte was founded in Naples. -1957

Jacobus JP Old
Jacobus JP Old, architect and co-founder of the Stijl group died at 73. -1963

Francis Bacon
The painting "Study for portrait II" was sold in New York for $1,760,000, a record auction price for a work by Francis Bacon. -1987

Museum of Modern Art in New York
Paul Rebhan sneaked into the Museum of Modern Art in New York and hung one of his paintings next to a Robert Motherwell and a Jasper Johns. The painting was discovered 48 hours later and taken down. -1994

The Maecht Gallery
The Maecht Gallery opened a show on Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Fundación Caixa de Catalunya opened a show on Fellini. -1994

The Centro de la Imagen
The Centro de la Imagen was inaugurated in Mexico City along with the Sixth Photography Biennal. The space is the first of its kind for the study and promotion of photography in Mexico. -1994

Some Went Crazy - Some Ran Away
The exhibition "Some Went Crazy…Some Ran Away" opened at the Serpentine Gallery in London. This show, curated by Damien Hirst, included works by artists from Britain, Europe and the U.S. -1994

Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago: The Early Years opened today at the Design Museum in London. -1995

The Tate Gallery
The Tate Gallery opened a new exhibition space at the back of the museum. The new area is called Art Now and will present five or six shows yearly of young, relatively unknown artists. -1995

The Walker Art Center of Minneapolis
The Walker Art Center of Minneapolis opened the exhibit "Peter Fischli and David Weiss: in a quiet world". -1996

Guinness Northern Ireland press photographer
The Sunday Times's Ireland photographer, Crispin Rodwell, was named as Guinness Northern Ireland press photographer for the second year running, his third such award in all. He also won the feature category in the awards. He was 1995's all-Ireland press photographer of the year and is 1996's all-Ireland news photographer. -1996

Juan Arellano exhibit in Madrid
The Sala de Alhajas of the Caja Madrid bank in Madrid, Spain, opened an exhibit on Juan de Arellano with 75 paintings by the artist from the 17th century. -1998

Sistine Chapel
Bomb alert at Vatican in Rome. The Vatican received hoax phone calls claiming bombs had been planted in the Sistine Chapel. 15,000 visitors were moved out of the Vatican museums. La Repubblica newspaper said there had been five recent bomb hoaxes. -1998

Portrait of the Queen of England
A new portrait of the Queen of England, painted by the artist Andrew Festing, was unveiled at the Mall Galleries in Central London. During the event, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters announced a £2,000 annual prize for portrait drawing that had been donated by the Prince of Wales. Wearing her robes for the State Opening of Parliament, the Queen is depicted gazing towards a window in the council chamber of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, which commissioned the 6ft high painting to join its large collection of royal portraits. -1999

A retrospective on the photographer Weegee (1899-1968) was on view at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Weegee, who was born in Austria, penetrated the heart of New York's underworld with obsessive, unquenchable flair. His ability to arrive punctually at a crime scene was uncanny, inspiring the notion that clairvoyant powers led him there. The work he produced at the zenith of his activities was between 1935 and 1945. -2000


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