Shepard is the most prolific street artists in the world. Fairey grew up with many things that influenced his artworks and creativity, these were things such as; skateboarding, hip hop and punk/rock. These things influenced Fairey to produce his first well known artwork in 1989. He became very well-known and famous for his “Andre the Giant and his Posse” sticker campaign, in this artwork he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. Shepard Fairey first believed that he wouldn’t be able to go very far in this career as he was white, and didn’t come from the Bronx, but one of the things that influenced him was the movie “they live”, he was so influenced by this movie because of how much it was against advertising.
Biography Ric Richardson was born in Sydney in 1962. Ric received an education all around the world as he travelled from Fiji, U.S.A., Canada, Japan and many other countries. He never attended university or college but rather sought out his own education. Richardson’s first job was working with his father as a stringer for the Australian ABC. Eventually Ric found himself working in the Music Publishing industry; he developed complicated music programs and software for some of Australia’s most renowned musicians such as INXS.
He was born on December 28th, 1942, and still continues his sports work to this very day. From the young age of 12, Leifer found his passion for photography; and more specifically, documentary photography. In the lower East side of Manhattan, Leifer was influenced by a local photo workshop owner, Nelly Peissachowitz. Leifer found his excitement for
Phar Lap was an amazing horse that came from nothing to becoming a hero, when hope was all but dead. Phar Lap was born in New Zealand but he was trained, raised and raced in Australia. Phar Lap dominated Australian racing during the Great Depression, when many families became homeless due to the economy. Phar Lap had won a Melbourne Cup, two Cox Plates and 19 other weight for age races. He then won the Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico in track-record time in his final race.
He spent the rest of his childhood in Glendale, where Wayne worked paper routes and other jobs to help out his family. Wayne was also in clubs like YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America. He was a top student in his class at Glendale high school. (“John Wayne an American Icon” 83). John Wayne was offered a full two year scholarship at the University of Southern California (“John Wayne an American Icon” 84) , as the starting left
Robert Smithson Many artists have found inspiraton in the natural world, only a few have gazed at the earth with a desire to add to it. Among these artists is a man who has revolutionized contemporary art that would bring to question the issues of materials, permanence, function, and presentation(Robertsmithson.org.) Robert Smithson was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, and ever since childhood, had marveled over the forms of earth and animals. From fascination, grew a talent for art that gained him a scholorship at the Art Students League in New york, where he studied for two years and later became an advocate of abstract expressionism. While Smithson began work as a painter, he later met Nancy Holt, a sculptor who he would eventually marry.
His parents own a restaurant so they work from five to six in the morning till twelve at night, so he had no choice but to learn and be independent on his own. Although he knows that he is slow in school, he still challenged himself and takes honors and AP classes with me. I would help and assist him as much as I could so that he doesn’t fall behind. He did fine his freshman year of high school, but sophomore year was when things went downhill. His parents left for Vietnam for 3 months, and he was really on his own
PART 1. Visual styles: W.Eugene Smith, known as one of the leading masters of contemporary documentary photography as well as photojournalism because of his diversity in choosing themes for the projects, had learned photography at 13; and when he was 21 his work had been featured in famous magazines such as Newsweek, Life, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Times. And Edwin Koo - who was born 60 years after Smith - was first introduced to photography when he was studying photojournalism in the university. Having lived in the struggling time, W. Eugene Smith had used his ability and his preferred 35mm cameras to photograph from the land, the sea, the sky; to produce one of the most fierce and strongest records of World War II in the South Pacific. It was his own approach that made him recognized as one of the “bridges
My parents brought me to the theme park every weekend. The reason I lived there was because of my father’s job. He worked as a project manager in a company called “Genting” and helped the company to survey more lands in order to develop more theme parks. The good thing is I was still very young and did not have any experience, so I did not care much about where I live or why I live in this boring place. Until when I was six years old, my father resigned and we moved to a big city.
Architect, artist, and engineer Santiago Calatrava was born on July 28, 1951, in Benimamet, near Valencia, Spain. Calatrava family's hillside home was grand, with large rooms that Calatrava later named as an inspiration for his attraction to major projects and big spaces. He attended primary and secondary school in Valencia. From the age of eight, he also attended the Arts and Crafts School, where he began his formal instruction in drawing and painting. 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.