Artist Birthdays, August 3: ANTHONY BENEDETTO (TONY BENNETT)

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ANTHONY BENEDETTO (August 3, 1926 – )

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting
  • ARTiFact: Best known as revered singer Tony Bennett, he was chosen as the official artist for the 2001 Kentucky Derby and the United Nations twice commissioned his artwork – including a painting for their 50th Anniversary (purchased by Oprah Winfrey).
  • Artist Quote: “If you study the masters — Picasso, Jack Benny, Fred Astaire — right up to the the day they died, they were performing. If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Homage to Hockney.

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