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No 384 James Whistler

“I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.” James Abbott McNeill Whistler, an American artist, active during the American Gilded … Continue reading

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No 377 Bob Ross

“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.” Robert Norman “Bob” Ross, an American painter, art instructor, and television … Continue reading

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No 373 Clyfford Still

“No painting stops with itself, is complete of itself. It is a continuation of previous paintings and is renewed in successive ones.” Clyfford Still, an American painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, died … Continue reading

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No 372 George Carlin

“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.” George Carlin, an American stand-up comedian, … Continue reading

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No 371 Henry Ossawa Tanner

“I will preach with my brush.” Henry Ossawa Tanner,  the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim, was born on June 21, 1859, in Pittsburgh.

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No 364 Mary Cassatt

“If painting is no longer needed, it seems a pity that some of us are born into the world with such a passion for line and colour.” Mary Cassatt, an American painter and printmaker, was born in Pennsylvania, but lived much … Continue reading

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No 350 Jerry Saltz

“Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.” Jerry Saltz, an American art critic who, since 2006, has been senior art critic and … Continue reading

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No 347 Dorothea Lange

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange, an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work, was born on May 26, 1895.

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No 344 Mary Cassatt

“I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.” Mary Cassatt, an American painter and printmaker was born in Pennsylvania on May 22, 1844, but lived much of her … Continue reading

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No 339 Gertrude Käsebier

“ The key to artistic photography is to work out your own thoughts, by yourselves. Imitation leads to certain disaster. New ideas are always antagonized. Do not mind that. If a thing is good it will survive.” Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer, … Continue reading

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