During World War I, Doolittle saw no overseas duty but was a flight instructor and preformed his war service at Camp John Dick Aviation Concentration Center. He remained in the service after the war ended and received a first lieutenant’s commission in the Regular Army in 1920. Doolittle emerged as a public figure in 1922 when he flew from Pablo Beach, Florida to San Diego in less than 22 hours flying time, the first to span the continent in less than 24 hours. He was then selected to be one of the first participants in the army’s new program in aeronautical engineering. He received a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1925.
Fernando Botero Angulo, a Colombian figurative artist was born second of three in 1932 in Medellin, Colombia. A major role was taken by an uncle of his after his father’s passing. He was influenced by Baroque style of colonial churches and the well to do life of the city, in spite of being inaccessible to art as displayed in museums and other artistic venues. His uncle enrolled him in matador school for two years while under his care. Some of his early drawings there will be taken from the experience of bull fighting.
Walker Evans was born on the 3rd of November 1903 and died 10th of April 1975.He was an American photographer that is best known for capturing the effects of the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration. He was born in Saint Louis, into a reasonably affluent family. His father was an advertising executive. Walker disliked the establishment and wanted to become a writer. He studied literature at Williams College for a year, before dropping out and going to Paris.
Bessie first got interested in aviation after reading about in the newspaper and seeing a newsreel about flight. The real reason behind her decision to become a pilot was her brother John’s incessant teasing. He told her that flying was something that she would never be able to do. Hearing that from him was the final push Bessie needed to start pursuing her pilot’s license. Bessie started putting in applications to flight schools all over the country in hopes of getting accepted to one.
He was thrilled by the flight, and though his father wanted him to become a doctor, his mother encouraged him to pursue that dream. After attending the University of Arizona and University of Cincinnati, he joined the Army Air Corps in 1937. On August 17 1942, he led a dozen B-17 Flying Fortresses on the first daylight raid by an American squadron on German-occupied Europe, bombing railroad marshaling yards in the French city of Rouen. He flew General Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gibraltar in November 1942 en route to the launching of Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, and participated in the first bombing missions of that campaign.
In 1916 Alfred Stieglitz , her soon to be husband, gave her the opportunity to show her artwork in his gallery the “291”. And in 1917 he gave O’Keeffe her first solo exhibition. In 1924 Stieglitz and O’Keeffe married even though their marriage was an unconventional one. The reason for this being is because Stieglitz was more at home in New York while O’Keeffe preferred the landscape of the southwest in which she drew inspiration for her artworks. In the mid-1920’s she had become known as one of America’s most important artists during this time she was painting New York skyscrapers and large upscale depictions of flowers as if seen up-close.
There have been many achievements that recognize and put Earhart down in history. Earhart took her first flying lesson on January 3, 1921, and in six months managed to save enough money to buy her first plane. The second-hand Kinner Airster was a two-seater biplane painted bright yellow. Earhart named the plane "Canary," and used it to set her first women's record by rising to an altitude of 14,000 feet. She won many awards and recognitions.
He suffered a rare neurological disorder from an early age and as a young boy, finding solace and escape in popular celebrity magazines and DC comic books which clearly influenced his later works. Warhol majored in Pictorial Design while Commercial Art at the Carnegie Mellon University from 1945 to 1949, then moved to New York in order to establish a career in illustration and advertising. Heavily influenced by advertising pop culture and design and his obsession with the ambition to become famous and wealthy, Warhol mass produced portraits of famous celebrities, images of
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) Norman Rockwell was best known for his paintings that depicted stories of America and its cultural values through a series of people and small town life in the early to mid 20th century. At the age of 14, Rockwell dropped out of high school to go study art at Arts Students League. By the age of 19, Rockwell attained the chief illustrator for Boys Life magazine position and would hold that position for the next fifty years. Rockwell also worked for The Saturday Evening Post and about 150 other companies producing over 4000 works of art. Rockwell did travel to Paris in 1923 to study modern art but it was his root original style that everyone appreciated the most.
At the age of 19, Jack London crammed a four-year high school course into one year and then entered the University of California at Berkeley. After a year, he quit school to seek a fortune in the Klondike gold rush of 1897. He returned the next year still poor and was unable to find work so he decided to earn a living as a writer. Jack studied magazines, and then set a daily schedule for himself for producing anecdotes, jokes, sonnets, ballads, adventure stories, or horror stories. He wrote his first book in 1900, called “The Son of the Wolf.” Within 17 years, he produced and completed fifty books of