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Week 5: André François

André François born André Farkas in 1915 was an illustrator known for his satirical cartoons and comics. He was born in Romania and but eventually moved to Paris. He was a left-wing Jewish and during WWII he hid away from… Continue Reading →

Lecture 4: Saul Tepper

Saul Tepper was born in New York on December 25th, 1899. He was the son of immigrants who came from somewhere in eastern Europe. As many other illustrators, artists and designers, Tepper found great success in the Big Apple. By… Continue Reading →

Week 3: Mario Cooper

Mario Ruben Cooper was a Mexican-American illustrator who lived from 1905-1995. He was born in Mexico but relocated to America when the revolutions began to unfold. He was greatly devoted to the craft of illustration. His husband recalls that he… Continue Reading →

Week 2: Kay Nielsen

Kay Nielsen was a Danish illustrator born on March 12th, 1886. He came from an artistic family as both of his parents were actors. He studied at the Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi. After that he was was commissioned by… Continue Reading →

Week 1: Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was an English illustrator born on July 28, 1866. As a child, Potter loved drawing and painting and would often draw animals many of which were her pets. These animals included lizards, mice, rabbits to name just a… Continue Reading →

Survey 10 Spread

This week we were tasked with working in teams to create our spreads, I was with Taylor and we did a science spread about the splitting of the atom and the identification of white dwarf stars. For this spread we… Continue Reading →

Women in Art: Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker was a  German artist who only lived for 31 years from 1876–1907. She died three weeks after giving birth. She is known as the first woman to paint a naked self-portrait, where it is suspected she may have been… Continue Reading →

Contemporary and Post Modernism: Joaquin Sorolla

I chose to research Joaquin Sorolla after seeing Celia’s pechakucha about him; his work is absolutely beautiful and as someone who is obsessed with beautiful natural sunlight and the way it interacts with the world his work is perfect. Joaquin… Continue Reading →

Abstract Expressionism and Pop-Art: Ben Shahn

      Ben Shahn was born in Lithuania and lived from 1898 – 1969. He and his family immigrated to New York when he was only six years old. As a child he read and copied out many passages of… Continue Reading →

Survey #8 Spread: Out of This World Discoveries 1915-1925

For my spread I was tasked with a science spread. My group decided to research the developments in space at the time, focusing on three scientists: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Edwin Hubble and Karl Schwarzschild. Since the concepts covered in the research… Continue Reading →

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