For two young emigrant brothers who loved each other and loved the country that welcomed them so warmly, it was very meaningful that each of them should have a photograph on the Canadian One Dollar Bill.
On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition in Paris, “Yo Picasso” (I Picasso) at the Galerie Vollard.
“…the extent to which we maintain the spirit of our constitution with its Bill of Rights, will in the long run do more to make it both secure and the object of adulation than the number of hydrogen bombs we stockpile.”
By request from a client in the Netherlands, these two portraits of American fiber artist Lenore Tawney have been freshly scanned.
Richard Nixon was born on this day, January 9, 1913. This double portrait was made and published in January 1969 as Nixon took office as the 37th president of the United States.
Hot off the scanner today is this beauty of abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker Adolph Gottlieb in his New York studio.
Tickets are now available for a recital of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” at Salisbury Cathedral in England.
Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick. Available now in hardcover and digital download from University of Missouri Press is Howard’s latest book, “We Met in Paris” Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar.
Yugoslav communist revolutionary and political leader, Josip Broz, died on this day, May 4, in 1980.
On this day, April 26, in 1954, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine began field trials.
The National Geographic television channel will release a second season of its biographical “Genius” series on April 24th, 2018. Pablo Picasso is played by Antonio Banderas.
On this day, February 14, in 1929, Sir Alexander Fleming first published his discovery of penicillin in the British Journal of Experimental Pathology.
On this day, January 14, in 1875, Albert Schweitzer was born. Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 1952, and his acceptance speech, “The Problem of Peace,” is considered one of the best speeches ever given.
On this day, January 4, in 1974, President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents that had been subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
Claude Ruiz Picasso with a photograph of his father, at Robert Klein Gallery, Paris Photo, 2017.
French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913.
French novelist and art theorist André Malraux was born on this day, November 3, in 1901.
Pablo Picasso was born on this day, October 25, in 1881. Picasso was photographed by Karsh at Villa La Galloise, in July of 1954.
Extracts from letters between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears have gone on display at the Red House.
The Bank of Canada honored the historic reign of Queen Elizabeth on September 9th, 2015, with the launch of a commemorative bank note.