Artist Birthday 6th February, Karel Wellens 1889

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Artist Birthday 6th February

Karel Wellens was born in Lummen in Belgium on 6th February 1889.

He was the son of a beer brewer and he showed a talent for art at a very early age and was encouraged buy family and friends to progress in his talent, Karel met with Jos Damien 10 years his elder and they became life long friends.

Karel was affected by the trauma and cruelty he witnessed during the 1914 to 1918 war and it had a profound affect to his work, eventually he managed to see the beauty in nature and  succeeded in capturing it perfect in his paintings.

In 1921 he met and married Madeleine Port and settled down in Hasselt where they had a son and called him Eugene.

Karel died in Hasselt Belgium in 1958 at the age of 69.

Karel Wellens art  Karel Wellens landscape  Karel wellens room

Artist Birthday 4th February 1881, Fernand Léger

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Artist Birthday 4th February

Joseph Ferdinand Henri Léger Was born in Argentan France on 4th February 1881

His work moved from cubism to pop art

Fernand died in Gif-sur-Yvette 17th August 1955

Ferdinand Ledger  Ferdinand Ledger art

 

Artist Birthday 3rd February, Giuseppe Moretti

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Artist Birthday 3rd February

Giuseppe Moretti was born in Siena Italy on 3rd February 1857

He moved over to America where he became well known, hid most famous work was the Vulcan barons statue

Giuseppe moved back to Italy due to ill health and died in San Remo in 1935

Giuseppe Moretti  Giuseppe Moretti sculptor Vulcan

Artist Birthday 2nd February, Jacob Van Campen

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Artist Birthday 2nd February

Jacob Van Campen was born in Haarlem Netherlands on 2/2/1595

he was a painter and architect of the Dutch golden age.

Jacon died in Amersfoort on 13th September 1657

Jacob van Campen  Jacob van Campen art

Artist Birthday 1st February, Thomas Cole

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Artist Birthday 1st February

Thomas Cole was born in Bolton England on 1st February 1801

He Emigrated to America and set up the Hudson River School, he was a Realist Romantic landscape painter and had a mountain and a building named after him.

Thomas died in Catskill NY on 11th February 1848

Thomas Cole  Thomas Cole the voige of life

Artist Birthday 31st January, Robert Clatworthy

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Artist Birthday 31st January

Robert Clatworthy was born in Bridgewater Somerset England on 31st January 1928

he was an amazing sculpture who was part of the Grometry of fears group.

Robert became a recluse and died in Llandovery Wales on 15/32015

Robert Clatworthy  Robert Clatworthy Sculprure

Artist Birthday 29th January, Albert Tucker

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Artist Birthday 29th January.

Albert Lee Tucker was born in Melbourne Australia on 29th January 1914

He was an Expressionist artist but also part of the Heide Circle of Modernist painters, he started his career painting houses at the early age of 14 and progressed to fame and fortune during his life.

Albert died in Melbourne on 23rd October 1999

Albert Tucker  Albert Tucker art

Artist Birthday 28th January, Jackson Pollock

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Artist Birthday 28th January

Paul Jackson Pollock was born in Cody USA on 28th January 1912

He is well known world wide for his struggle with Alcohol as well as his fascinating painting style of abstract expressionism.

Pollock died in Springs USA after crashing his car after drinking.

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock art

 

Artist birthday, 27th January, Hendrick Avercamp.

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Artist Birthday 27th January

Hendrick Avercamp was born in Amsterdam on 27th January 1585

He was a landscape painter who often worked on paper to sketch and then painted over them.

Hendrick died in Kempen in the Netherlands on 15th May 1634

Hendrick Avercamp  Hendrick Avercamp art