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Artist Birthdays – August 19: GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE, GEORGE BELLOWS

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GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE (August 19, 1848 – February 21, 1894)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Impressionism
  • ARTiFact: Independently wealthy, he was known as a supporter of the arts for contributing funds to Impressionist exhibitions and purchasing works by fellow artists and friends – including Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro.
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Paris Street; Rainy Weather, 1877.

Gustave Caillebotte. Paris Street- Rainy Weather. 1877.


GEORGE BELLOWS (August 19, 1882 – January 8, 1925)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting, illustration, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Ashcan School
  • ARTiFact: He lived his entire life in the United States, never once crossing the geographical boundary of his country.
  • Artist Quote: “What this world needs is Art, Art, and more Art. Art in social, civic, economical relations, in religion, in government. We have a vast deal of science, of flying machines… but a great emptiness of imagination, a great barrenness of beauty.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Stag at Sharkey’s, 1909.

George Bellows. Stag at Sharkey's. 1909.


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