Today on Monday 23rd of November I took my children to meet the man that inspired my passion for art and to view his works and hopefully spark an appreciation for art themselves. Randy Burns is a local Artist that displays his work yearly at Dyersburg State Community College. I first saw Randy Burns work while working in the LRC. Each showing he presents a piece of himself that quickly allows his audience to get to know him. His work at the show today his oil painting included portraits of Sci-Fi, landscape, children’s stories.
The artist Jesus Garcia Anido (Chucho) was born on December 1st, 1983 in Havana, Cuba. His artistic process begins since he was very young. His maternal grandfather William Anido enhanced his passion for drawing and painting, training him on several techniques of pencil drawing. The Anido family has been for generations a family of well-known artists in the central part of Cuba, in the province of Las Villas. During his childhood he made several series of drawings and even participated in several drawing competitions in which he was among the top three.
To his luck, an owner of a local typewriter company by the name of Marion Forbes hired him. Determined to do what the other boys in the company were able to do, Dr. Anderson made it his business to do better than whatever they did. His determination allowed him to work everyday after school including Saturday’s for 50 cents per hour. At Forbes typewriter, his duties consisted of emptying baskets, washing windows, and doing handyman work. His apprenticeship later allowed him to clean and repair typewriters in the shop.
Thomas Cole was originally born in Lancashire, England in 1801. In 1818 he and his parents moved to America. Cole’s father wanted him to be a lawyer. However, Cole self-thought himself in the art where he found his true passion on painting. Cole always found picturesque landscapes for which showed interest at an early age.
George Washington was a very influential person in American history, and was known for many, many great things. This paper will explore his childhood, his life before he was president, and his presidency. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia (“Biography of George Washington”). His mother’s name was Mary Ball Washington, and his father’s name was Augustine Washington. Washington was the first of ten children in his family, six from his mother, and four from Augustine’s first wife (George Washington’s Life”).
Many volumes that he wrote were also based on his live and the events he went through. Such as the poem “Virginia” he wrote after his wife’s death. Byron is still considered one of the greatest British poets who remains widely read and influential to people today, along with Poe. In April of 1827, Poe left his father to seek fortune. He then set out with Calvin
In 1818, he traveled for a while in search of portrait commissions until he began living in the nation’s capital, where he opened his own studio and gallery. Many important political figures, including John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, and John Calhoun hired him to paint their portraits. Later on, he was commissioned by the government to paint portraits of significant Indian delegates. He painted over one hundred portraits, representing at least twenty different tribes. The portraits were exhibited in the Smithsonian until being destroyed in the fire in 1865, which caused him to become relatively
William H. Johnson was a famous African American painter who career started in the early 1900s but documentation of his most famous painting wasn’t until 1927.johnson was born march 18, 1901 in Florence, South Carolina his parents did not have a lot of money, but so he found a love for art. He gave his devotion to art and it shows when looking at the paintings in the exhibit at the university of Maryland eastern shore. From Johnson’s first painting is more oils pastels and multiple colors. Throughout his career the paintings became more simple and solid, also seeing the depiction of African Americans and is time over in Europe shows through his artistic eye. The work that occurred from 1927-1938 was created while he was in Europe and his work from 1938-1944 was
Mathew Brady is considered to be the father of photojournalism and is well known for his documentation of the Civil War. Brady won the highest award at the American Institute’s fair in 1844, 1845, 1846, 1849, and 1857, for his work called "The Daguerreian Miniature Gallery" where he showcased his cases for daguerreotypes, jewelry, and painted miniature portraits. During this time he began photographing well known Americans such as Edgar Allan Poe and James Fenimore Cooper. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Brady sought to create a photo-documentation of the war. At his own expense, he organized a group of photographers and staff to follow the troops as the first known field-photographers.