Artist Birthday 25th April 1921, Karel Appel (Modern artist)

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Artist Birthday 25th April 1921

Karel Appel was born in Amsterdam in the Netherlands on 25th April 1921

He started painting at the very early age of 14 and became one of the founder members of the movement Cobra in 1948.

Karel died in Zurich Switzerland on 3rd May 2006.

Karel Appel   Karel Appel art

Artist Birthday Late April 1799, J M W Turner (English Painter)

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Artist Birthday Late April 1799, J M W Turner

Joseph Mallard William Turner was born in Barnstaple Devon some time in late April or early May and is probably the most well known artist and painter in the modern world, he started his painting career as a watercolourist but at the age of 21 he discovered oil painting.

His painting the fighting  Temaraire was voted the UK,s most loved painting.

Joseph died London on 19th December 1851

J M W Turner    J W M Turner art

Painting after J W M Turner by Marc A Turner in tribute to the greatest master painter of all time.

Painting after J W M Turner by Marc A Turner in tribute to the greatest master painter of all time.

Artist Birthday 22nd April 1917, Sidny Nolan (Austrailian Painter)

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Artist Birthday 22nd April 1917

Sir Robert Sidney Nolan was born in Austrailian on 22nd April 1917

sidney was one of Austrailias leading modern artist of the 20th century and helped for the stile of Austrailian art of today.

Sidney moved to London where he died on 28th November 1992

Sir Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan art

 

 

 

Artist Birthday 15th April 1452 Leonardo da Vinci

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Artist Birthday 15th April 1452

Leonardo Da Vinci or Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was born on 15th April 1452 in Vinci Florance . And died on 2nd May 1519 in Amboise.

Although he was known as a Polymath he is probably the most well known artist and in inventor known to the modern world to date, Leonardo covered virtually all mediums of his time and altered them to suit his needs.

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Leonardo da Vinci wrote many manuscripts on subjects of Art and colour theory along with notes on war fair and biology.

He was well known for writing backwards so his letters could only be read in a miror.

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leonardo da Vinci had created some of the best known paintings and frescoes that have managed to survive from the 15th century and as we all probably know he painted the likes of the last supper and the Mona Lisa.

He was renowned for his self portraits and probably did more than any other artist of his time.

Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona Lisa

The Ledgend of Leonardo Da Vinci

In today’s society of computers and the speed of available information and travel, it’s difficult for us to understand that a Pearson such as Leonardo da Vinci could gather so much information in such a short period of time, we take gathering information for granted but in the late 1400’s artist were commissioned to paint pictures that dipicted a story because the general public couldn’t even read, the stories were there to guide people in a ritus way of life and to police them if the fear of doing wrong to others.