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Johann August the Younger Nahl was born. He painted historical, mythological and landscapes in the late classicist Rococo style. -1752
Francois Marie Poncet
Francois Marie Poncet, French sculptor, died in Marseille. He executed two low reliefs titled "The Swoon of Artemisia" and "A Holy Family" with a sound technique and a hesitant style. -1797
Louis Rochet, French sculptor and anthropologist, was born in Paris. He distinguished himself in the costume pageantry of figures from early French history, as in "William the Conqueror". -1813
Heihachiro Fukuda, a Japanese painter, was born in Oita. Fukuda simplified the forms of his subjects and established a traditional Japanese painting style "Nihonga", using fresh observation and decorative composition in such work as "Ripples" -1892
M. Bénédite, the executor of Rodin´s works, revealed that the only reproductions that he ordered were those recently sold and supplied with the approval of the French government to Japan for their national museum. -1919
Martin Chirino was born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. He studied at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes. -1925
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art stated that its situation of coping with crowds--not merely throngs of the emptily curious, but large groups of all classes, who are intently eager to see fine examples of modern art -- began since their opening date. -1930
Werner Max Moser
Werner Max Moser, Swiss architect, died in Zurich. He made outstanding contributions to church and school building. -1970
The Norwegian painter Arne Ekelund died. He was the most important painter from that region after Edvard Munch. -1994
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