Renoir’s first exhibition was in 1864, when he was accepted to display his painting “La Esmeralda” at the Paris Salon exhibit. Several other works were produced prior to 1867, including “Diana” and “Lise.” He was forced to take a break from his art though in 1870 when he was recruited to the French Army where he participated in the Franco-Prussian War. Soon after his return to Paris, Renoir and his friends Monet, Cézanne and Edgar Degas displayed several of their works in Paris in 1874, in what is now considered as the first Impressionist exhibition. This first exhibition was not a great success though, as much of the public did not appreciate the works, known as ‘impressions’, which were not traditionally completed painting. Instead, Renoir and the other impressionists
Richmond Barthé Introduction Richmond Barthé was born on January 28, 1901, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He was only one month old when his father, Richmond Barthé, died. His mother, Clementine Raboteau, was influential in nurturing his early artistic talent. When young Richmond was just an infant, he reportedly was intrigued with the Old English letters on the front page of the New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper. His mother supplied him with paper and pencils to practice copying the letters (Bardolph, 1961).
It's the birthday of novelist Joseph Conrad, born in Berdichev, Ukraine (1857), in a region that had once been part of Poland. His father was a poet and translator of English and French literature. Joseph and his father read books written in both Polish and French. By the time he was 12 years old, both of his parents had died of tuberculosis. He went to Switzerland to live with his uncle, but after a few years he decided he wanted to go off and see the world.
Settling in Collingwood (Melbourne, Victoria) he worked as a photographer's assistant through the 1870s while studying art at night under Louis Buvelot and befriending others who were to become prominent artists. He returned to England for three years of full-time art study at the Royal Academy Schools from 1881 to 1884. Through the 1880s and 1890s he worked in Victoria, at the famous studio complex of Grosvenor Chambers in Melbourne, and at a number of artists' camps and visits around the colony. He married Elizabeth Williamson in 1896, had a son, Caleb. Many of his most famous paintings come from this period.
From 1918 to 1923 Lam studied painting at the “la academia de san Alejandro “ where he received classes from Sulroca and meet Leopoldo Romañach and Victor Manuel. His progress let him expose his work at the association of painters and sculptors of Havana. In 1923 he left to Madrid, Spain, where he began to studing arts under Fernando Alvarez de Sotomayor y Zaragoza, at this point he is passionate by Spanish classical painting. In 1929 he married Eva Piriz, where he got a son, not late in 1931 his wife and son died of tuberculosis. In 1937 Lam meet Helena Holzer and sculptor Manolo Hugue who give Lam a letter for Pablo Picasso.
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.
Picasso’s newborn baby inspired him and his imagery turned to mother and child themes. In 1927 Picasso met Marie-Therese Walter. She was a 17 year old girl and they were secretly seeing each other while Picasso was still married to Olga. Soon Marie was pregnant and Marie found out about this. Picasso and Olga separated but they remained married so she would not receive half of Picasso’s wealth.
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.
Her father was a social worker and executive secretary of the YMCA and her mother was a teacher. When she was young her parents would read to her the works of the great black writers. She grew up in Cleveland and attended Ohio State University where she experienced her first taste of racial strife, but still received a bachelor's degree in education in 1953. She began writing novels, short stories, and poems while still in college and a month after graduation she was married. The family moved to New York City so Kennedy could attend graduate school at Columbia University.
Soon after this he gained literary success and he met his first wife, Hadley Richardson, and they moved to Paris in 1921. Two years later his wife became pregnant, and Hemingway had to put his career on hold for two years so they could move back to North America, as the medical care was preferable to Parisian medical care. Shortly after, his marriage to Hadley failed and the couple separated in 1927, the same year the book was published (Ball, 2009). This becomes relevant due to ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ is about a man’s way of life becoming threatened by a pregnancy. In the short story it becomes apparent that something is amiss after the dialogue reveals