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.
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. While working at Forbes Typewriter, Mr. Forbes gave Dr. Alexander time off so that he could participate in extracurricular activities such as basketball, track, football, and other activities. Inspired by his peers, he developed a sudden interest in higher education due to athletic scholarships.
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”).
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.
The Role of the Past in Cold Mountain and in Life Memories are one of the few things that people cling to for their entire lives. Some memories can be extremely enlightening and remind a person of joyful times; on the contrary, memories can exist as nightmares and haunt a person until their death. The novel Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier deals with the past and how the characters are affected by it. In Cold Mountain , the two main characters both experience hardships due to the Civil War, which influences many decisions they make later, both of their futures are also shaped by people they’ve met, places they’ve been, and experiences they’ve been through. Inman and Ada, the two people that the novel focuses on, go through life changing
Winslow Homer is one of the greatest American painters of the nineteenth century. He was born in Boston, but he was raised in rural Cambridge. He had traveled a lot in his life. However, his subject was changing as he traveled. He started painting about the Civil War from 1863 and he had motivation to doing it when two of his Civil War painting was presented at the Exposition Universelle in late 1866.
All literature writers have their own style of writing and works that cause their fame; however, few literary writers write their books with the purpose to illustrate a region of their country. Frederic Remington was a writer who did that. Reared in the North, he painted and wrote about the West. Schoolwork was always secondary to his desire to draw and use his imagination. Creating life in the West as a new subject in the art world was his lifelong goal.
Although there are many famous Arkansans, James Black has left a vital mark in the history of Arkansas. James Black was born May 1, 1800, in New Jersey(Lu Waters). The names of James Black’s parents are unknown (Lu Waters). James mother died when he was young, and his father remarried (Joshua Williams). James did not get along well with his stepmother and ran away from home at the age of eight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
One of our greatest leaders was George Washington who was one of the many curtail reasons for the Independence, due to his skills, strategy, and knowledge of the terrain. To win the war Washington had to have many different war skills, due to his 40 years of service he was able to accomplish this. He had also proven his skills and knowledge in many different wars. He also knew many different strategies, considering how many battles he was in Washington probably picked up some of their strategies and tweaked them a bit, while also having some of his own strategies. On June 15, 1775, the delegates of the Continental Congress unanimously elected George Washington to command all the continental forces.