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Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti

We received a request for the Indian philosopher, speaker and writer, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and so have added him to the website.  […]

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

In redecorating the Oval Office, newly-elected President Biden placed a bust of labor icon Cesar Chavez behind the Resolute Desk.  […]

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

The French fashion designer Christian Dior was born on January 21, in 1905. […]

Margaret O’Brien

Margaret O’Brien

Happy 84th birthday to American film, radio, television, and stage actress Margaret O’Brien who was born on this day, January 15, in 1937. […]

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Congratulations to singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez for her Kennedy Center Honor.  […]

Jean Paul Riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle

The Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation came to fruition in 2019 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Canadian painter and sculptor’s work. […]

H. G. Wells Coin

H. G. Wells Coin

A new British coin commemorating science fiction author H. G. Wells has been criticized for featuring multiple errors. […]

Melvin Calvin

Melvin Calvin

The American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle, Dr. Melvin Calvin, died on this day, January 8, in 1997. […]

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

Before Jonas Salk’s vaccine was introduced in 1955, polio was considered one of the most serious public health problems in the world. […]

Paul Desmarais

Paul Desmarais

Canadian financier and philanthropist Paul Desmarais was born on this day, January 4, in 1927. […]

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

We say goodbye to 2020, and celebrate the 79th anniversary of the making of this portrait. […]

Karsh Weddings

Karsh Weddings

In his early years of practice in the 1930s, Yousuf Karsh photographed the Canadian public: their weddings, pets, kids. […]

Max Stern

Max Stern

A nice new addition to the digital archives is this 1973 portrait of German-born businessman and philanthropist Max Stern. […]

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

The world lost sitar master Ravi Shankar on this day, December 11, in 2012. […]

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche was a political scientist, academic, and diplomat who became the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on this day, December 10, in 1950. […]

Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa

On December 9, 1990, Lech Walesa won the Polish presidential election to become Poland’s first freely elected head of state in 63 years. […]

Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung

German-French painter Hans Hartung died on this day, December 7, in 1989. […]

Ruth Draper

Ruth Draper

“It was always an event when a performer of the stature of Ruth Draper came to Ottawa.” […]

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician and lawyer, Robert F. Kennedy was born on this day, November 20, in 1925. […]

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

“Steamboat Willie” premiered at Universal’s Colony Theater in New York City on November 18, 1928. […]

Her Majesty

Her Majesty

A new edition of Taschen’s “Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926 – Today” is out now. […]

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe

The artist considered to be the “Mother of American Modernism,” was born on November 15, 1887. […]

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

The New Press has released its Spring 2021 catalog and they chose this portrait of Paul Robeson to promote their new book “No One Can Silence Me.” […]

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

Academy Award-winning British stage and film actress Vivien Leigh was born on this day, November 5, in 1913. […]

Voices of Change

Voices of Change

Our colleagues at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in Montgomery, Alabama, have put together this wonderful art walk around Newell Lake. […]

Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize

On October 16, in 1993, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were jointly named Nobel Peace Prize winners. […]

The U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court

On this day, October 13, in 1932, President Herbert Hoover and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for the U.S. Supreme Court building. […]

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

A new biography of John Steinbeck features this portrait as the frontispiece. […]

Elixir

Elixir

“In the 1930s, I enjoyed experimenting with optics and Surrealism.” […]

Kennedy and Nixon Debate

Kennedy and Nixon Debate

On October 7, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in their second debate, focusing on foreign policy and in particular the Cold War. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall was officially sworn in to the nation’s highest court at the opening ceremony of the Supreme Court term on October 2, 1967. […]

City of Straws

City of Straws

“Before I realized it, I was evolving my own interpretation and just the upper structure of a great and ephemeral metropolis.” […]

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