• Art History

    Happy Birthday Renoir

    In honor of French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s birthday, here is a little bit about him and his accomplishments! Claude Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil (1873) Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born this day, February 25, 1841.  He lived until the age of 78, however if still alive today he would be 176!…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Manet

    Today would have been French painter Edouard Manet’s birthday.  Edouard Manet – not to be confused with fellow Impressionist Claude Monet – was part of the impressionist movement.  Impressionism is one of my favorite artistic movements. In celebration of Manet’s birthday, here are some facts this artist:  ​ He was…

  • Art History

    Happy Birthday Monet

    Did you know that today is one of my favorite artists’ birthday?  I had the awesome opportunity to view many of his paintings and inspirations in person last spring in Buffalo.  You can read more about the experience here.  To celebrate, some quick fun facts about Claude Monet: Claude Monet was…