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)

Birthday of Armenian-American painter, Arshile Gorky - April  15, 1904 - 1948…
Arshile Gorky: Summation, 1947 - Pencil, pastel, and charcoal on buff paper mounted on composition board (MoMA)
“‘This is a world’, Gorky said of Summation. But it is an ambiguous world. The plant– and animal–like forms that appear to blossom, flop, poke, and tickle each other defy identification, even while their forms are crisp and clear. Gorky’s interest in the Surrealist practice of spontaneous and unplanned ‘automatic’ drawing freed and mobilized his line, allowing him to create what Surrealist leader André Breton called ‘hybrids’, or linear units with multiple metaphoric meanings. - MoMA text on-line

Birthday of Armenian-American painter, Arshile Gorky - April  15, 1904 - 1948…

Arshile Gorky: Summation, 1947 - Pencil, pastel, and charcoal on buff paper mounted on composition board (MoMA)

“‘This is a world’, Gorky said of Summation. But it is an ambiguous world. The plant– and animal–like forms that appear to blossom, flop, poke, and tickle each other defy identification, even while their forms are crisp and clear. Gorky’s interest in the Surrealist practice of spontaneous and unplanned ‘automatic’ drawing freed and mobilized his line, allowing him to create what Surrealist leader André Breton called ‘hybrids’, or linear units with multiple metaphoric meanings. - MoMA text on-line

Danny Lyon (b. March 16, 1942) is a self-taught, activist photographer and film-maker… In the 1960s he photographed outlaw bikers, prisoners in Texas jails, condemned buildings in lower Manhattan - in all cases living with his subjects and participating in their struggles. His New Journalist ethos remains unchanged as he has moved on to book topics such as Indian Nations based on multiple visits to reservations in the Western US…
Danny Lyon: Crossing the Ohio, Louisville, 1966 (from the book The Bikeriders)

Danny Lyon (b. March 16, 1942) is a self-taught, activist photographer and film-maker… In the 1960s he photographed outlaw bikers, prisoners in Texas jails, condemned buildings in lower Manhattan - in all cases living with his subjects and participating in their struggles. His New Journalist ethos remains unchanged as he has moved on to book topics such as Indian Nations based on multiple visits to reservations in the Western US…

Danny Lyon: Crossing the Ohio, Louisville, 1966 (from the book The Bikeriders)