Today is the birthday of the great English sculptor, Henry Moore (July 30, 1898 - 1986). He is best known for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.
Above: Reclining Figure No. 5 (Seagram), 1963-4 - bronze (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Today is the birthday of the great English sculptor, Henry Moore (July 30, 1898 - 1986). He is best known for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.

Above: Reclining Figure No. 5 (Seagram), 1963-4 - bronze (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

It’s Yippie leader, Jerry Rubin’s birthday - July 14, 1938 - 1994 - and we celebrate that with an open letter of his, written in a moment of crisis for the movement, for the Feb. 1, 1969 issue of the Washington Free Press…
We’re eagerly awaiting my friend Pat Thomas' biography of Rubin to get a fuller picture of this important American revolutionary.

It’s Yippie leader, Jerry Rubin’s birthday - July 14, 1938 - 1994 - and we celebrate that with an open letter of his, written in a moment of crisis for the movement, for the Feb. 1, 1969 issue of the Washington Free Press

We’re eagerly awaiting my friend Pat Thomas' biography of Rubin to get a fuller picture of this important American revolutionary.

Joseph Beuys (May 12, 1921 – 1986) was a German performance artist, sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art…
Above: I Like America and America Likes Me, 1974
"A master of compelling performance pieces, Beuys flew to New York, picked up by an ambulance, and swathed in felt, was transported to a room in the Rene Block Gallery. The room was also occupied by a wild coyote, and for a period of 8 hours a day for the next three days, Beuys spent his time with the coyote in the small room, with little more than a felt blanket and a pile of straw. While in the room, the artist engaged in symbolist gestures, such as striking a triangle and tossing his gloves to the coyote. At the end of the three days, the coyote, who had become quite tolerant of Beuys, allowed a hug from the artist, who was transported back to the airport via ambulance. He never set foot on outside American soil nor saw anything of America other than the coyote and the inside of the gallery."

Joseph Beuys (May 12, 1921 – 1986) was a German performance artist, sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art…

Above: I Like America and America Likes Me, 1974

"A master of compelling performance pieces, Beuys flew to New York, picked up by an ambulance, and swathed in felt, was transported to a room in the Rene Block Gallery. The room was also occupied by a wild coyote, and for a period of 8 hours a day for the next three days, Beuys spent his time with the coyote in the small room, with little more than a felt blanket and a pile of straw. While in the room, the artist engaged in symbolist gestures, such as striking a triangle and tossing his gloves to the coyote. At the end of the three days, the coyote, who had become quite tolerant of Beuys, allowed a hug from the artist, who was transported back to the airport via ambulance. He never set foot on outside American soil nor saw anything of America other than the coyote and the inside of the gallery."

The big American art birthday today is Cy Twombly (April 25, 1928 - 2011) - an artist well known for his large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic-style graffiti paintings, on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors.
Cy Twombly: Untitled, 1968 - oil-based house paint, wax crayon on canvas (Ludwig Stiftung, Austria)

The big American art birthday today is Cy Twombly (April 25, 1928 - 2011) - an artist well known for his large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic-style graffiti paintings, on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors.

Cy Twombly: Untitled, 1968 - oil-based house paint, wax crayon on canvas (Ludwig Stiftung, Austria)

Willem de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – 1997) was an abstract expressionist artist, born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to variously as Abstract expressionism, Action painting, and the New York School.
Willem de Kooning: Untitled (The Cow Jumps Over the Moon), 1937-38 - Oil on masonite (Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum)

Willem de Kooning (April 24, 1904 – 1997) was an abstract expressionist artist, born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to variously as Abstract expressionism, Action painting, and the New York School.

Willem de Kooning: Untitled (The Cow Jumps Over the Moon), 1937-38 - Oil on masonite (Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum)

The painter of light, Jospeh Mallord William Turner was - perhaps! - born April 23, 1775 (d. 1851)…
Turner more than any artist before him captured pure light on the canvas, inspired in his technique by Goethe’s colour theory…
Above: Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, 1812 - oil on canvas (Tate)

The painter of light, Jospeh Mallord William Turner was - perhaps! - born April 23, 1775 (d. 1851)…

Turner more than any artist before him captured pure light on the canvas, inspired in his technique by Goethe’s colour theory…

Above: Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, 1812 - oil on canvas (Tate)