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Jean Daret, a French painter, died in Aix-en-Provence
In Italy he produced a "Self-portrait". His earliest work there was a strongly realistic picture of "Salvator de Horta Healing the sick" for the church of Ste Marie-Madeleine. Daret produced himself was a series of nine drawings depicting the "Virtues". -1668

Noël Hallé, a French painter, draughtsman and printmaker, was born in Paris
In 1736 he won the Prix de Rome. He made a copy of Raphael's "Heliodorus Driven from the Temple". He received numerous royal commissions, including those for "Jupiter and Callisto". -1711

Simone Cantoni, an Italian architect, was born in Mendrisio, Ticino
Cantoni chose to establish in Milan and there he built numerous palazzi and villas in around Milan in the fashionable Neo-classical style. "The Palazzo Serstyle" and "Palazzo Vailetti" were two of his commission. -1739

Giovanni Antonio Selva, an Italian architect, garden designer, teacher and writer, was born in Venice
From 1778 to 1781 he undertook a study trip to Italy, France, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. In Italy he remained in Rome for over a year forming a lasting friendship with Antonio Canova and Giacomo Quarenghi. In 1783 he was called on to act as consultant for the garden of the Ambassador Dolfin. Selva rose to fame, however, principally throughout his design for the teatro La Fenice, Venice. -1751

John Holden Greene, an American architect, was born in Warwick, Rhode Island.
In 1794 he went to Providence, Rhode Island, where he apprenticed himself to Caleb Ormsbee, then the city's principal architect-builder. In addition to his work there, Greene was responsible for the Independent Presbyterian church in Savannah, Georgia and he may have designed other buildings during his stay in the South. -1777

Theodor Rehbenitz, a German painter and draughtsman, was born in Borstel
He painted "Temptation of Christ" and "Portrait of a Nun". He left a large number of drawings, almost all of witch are now held in the Museum Behnhaus, Lubeck. -1791

Séraphine, a French painter, was born in Arsy, Oise
She worked as a housekeeper in Senlis for the collector and dealer Wihelm Uhde, who on discovering in 1912 that she produced vigorous paintings began buying them. Her most prolific period was between 1927 and 1930 when Uhde's financial assistance allowed her to work on large canvases. -1864

Thomas Deane, an Irish architect, died in Dublin
He was the founding partner of the firm of Detane -1871

Isaac Grünewald, a Swedish painter, was born in Stockholm
He was member of the Young Ones group. In 1911 he married Sigrid Hjertén. He was an able portrait painter and illustrator, Grünewald taught at the Kansthögskolan in Stockholm from 1932 to 1942, and from 1942 he ran his own painting school, also in Stockholm. -1888

Henri Rousseau
The French painter Henri Rousseau died in Paris. Known as Le Douanier Rousseau, he was the most celebrated of naïve artists. His nickname refers to the job he held with the Paris Customs Office (1871-93), although he never actually rose to the rank of `Do -1910

Leonardo Bistolfi, an Italian sculptor, painter and writer, died in Turin
He carved the marble figure "Angel of Death". Bistolfi worked mainly on small bronze groups, in which he sought to communicate sentiments that had been expressed only in painting. He won a gold medal at the Turin Exposition in 1902, and the marble Bauer-Toscanini tomb. -1933

Editors and designers paid homage to Daniel Gil
I still don't know what design is, stated Daniel Gil at the ceremony. He has designed more than 2,000 covers for Alianza Editorial. He is the only graphic designer who has received the medal of honor for fine arts. Javier Pradera, Enric Satué, Manuel Estrada and Juan Cruz praised Gil's work. -1999

Fernando Checa, director of the Museo del Prado stated that
The Museo del Prado has done enough for Velazquez. The museum has been undergoing remodelling and maintenance. There is a new exhibit hall dedicated to Velazquez, as well as one for Goya. -1999

 


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