Calatrava's family had suffered during the political upheavals of the 1930s in Spain, and they saw an international future as their son's best chance. Therefore, when he was thirteen, his family took advantage of the recent opening of the borders and sent him to Paris as an exchange student. He later travelled and studied in Switzerland. Calatrava was initially interested in becoming an artist so he made plans to attend art school in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts), but he arrived in mid-1968, with the student protests of that year at their height, and found that his classes had been cancelled. As a result, he returned to Valencia and enrolled in the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura, a relatively new institution, where he earned a degree in architecture and took a post-graduate course in urbanism.
Abstract expressionism was first used as a term in art in 1919, when an Berlin artist Wassily Kandinsky works was described as abstract, but the real movement of abstract expressionism art didn’t really take off until after World War II, (1950’s), putting New York City, in the center of the art world. Abstract Expressionism began as a combination of emotional intensity and self-expression, and action painting. In 1943, Arshile Gorky (1904-1948) painted “Garden of Sochi. Which is the third in a series of paintings of his childhood memories. Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) used action as a form of abstract expressionism, in which paint is spontaneously splashed, smeared or dribbled on canvas.
Paul Taylor “He’s been dancing since before he could walk!” A saying that lots of proud parents brag about their children. Paul Taylor’s parents however, thought that their son wanted to be a visual artist and had know idea that one day his name would be synonymous with one type of American dance. Today, at 77, Paul Taylor may be the most sought-after choreographer working today, commissioned by leading companies, theaters and presenting organizations the world over. Taylor was born July 20th, 1930, in Edgewood Pennsylvania. After growing up in Depression-era America in and around Washington, D.C., Taylor studied painting at Syracuse University.
His mother who was a amateur photographer made sure that Roy artistic talents were nurtured through drawing and music lessons. DeCarava was one of only two black students at a high school for textile studies in the Chelsea section and one of only a few at the Cooper Union School of Art. Roy had won a scholarship to study art and architecture at the Cooper Union School. After two years there, discouraged by the aggressive manner of white students toward him, he left and enrolled at the Harlem Community Art Center on 125th Street. There DeCarava pursued painting using his brushes to make signs for the Works Progress Administration.
His father jedidiah always wanted his son to grow up with a great education. Unlike Samuel’s brother he did not like school. After attending Phillips Academy in Andover, Samuel went on to Yale College to receive instruction in the subjects of religious philosophy, mathematics and science. While at Yale, he attended lectures on electricity. In 1810, he graduated from Yale.
During Gibson’s childhood he experienced a sickness. Charles success started when his father taught him how to draw silhouettes. Who knew his success would branch off or start from Gibson becoming sick and just drawing pictures for his amusement. Gibson was so good at making illustrations that he was recognized as a great artist at 12 years old. His drawings became profound.
Senate, due to ill health; John Foster Dulles[->21] was appointed July 7, 1949, to temporarily fill Wagner’s spot. He died in New York City, where he was buried in Calvary Cemetery[->22], Queens[->23], New York City[->24]. His son Robert F. Wagner, Jr.[->25] was Mayor of New York City[->26] from 1954 to 1965, taking steps to follow in his father’s image. Recently, the United States Senate rewarded Senator Wagner the honor of voting to add his portrait to a very select collection[->27] in the Senate Reception Room[->28]. This honor shows that Mr. Wagner had a huge impact on American history and will be forever
from Kristanits).” Kirstein visited London during the summer of his junior year at Harvard and went to a Diaghilev ballet seven times in ten evenings. In 1933, Kirstein met George Balanchine at the Savoy Theatre in London. Kirstein had already seen several of Balanchine’s works, including a performance by Balanchine’s company Les Ballets. Kirstein explained his dream of beginning a ballet company in America to Balanchine, and Balanchine replied famously, “But first, a school (qtd. From “Lincoln Kirstein 1907-1996”).” The School of American Ballet was opened on January 2, 1934 with 32 enrolled students.
Thomas Nast was born September 27, 1840, Landau, Bandan, which is now Germany. He was the son of a musician in the 9th regiment Bavarian band. His mother took him to New York in 1846. He studied art there for about a year with Alfred Fredericks and Theodore Kaufmann and at the school of the National Academy of Design. After school (at the age of 15), he started working in 1855 as a draftsman for Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper; three years afterwards for Harper's Weekly.Nast drew for Harper's Weekly from 1859 to 1860 and from 1862 until 1886.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Pierre-Auguste Renior was born on 25 February 1841 in Limoges, France to a large working class family. He was the sixth child born to his father who was a tailor and his mother, who was a seamstress. As a child, Renoir worked in a porcelain factory to help earn money to support the family. From an early age, he was recognized as a talented artist and was soon chosen to paint designs on the fine china at the Lévy Frères factory. Soon, Renoir was also painting other items, including fans and religious wall hangings for overseas missionaries.