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On this Day: October 22, 1964 | Jean-Paul Sartre turns down Nobel Prize in Literature

22 October 1964: Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but turns down the honor. (Source) Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (/ˈsɑːrtrə/, US also /ˈsɑːrt/;[7] French: [saʁtʁ]; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was oneContinue Reading

On this Day: October 21, 1581 | Birthday of Domenichino

21 October 1581: Birthday of Domenichino, Italian painter (d. 1641) (Source) Domenico Zampieri (US: /ˌtsɑːmpiˈɛəri, ˌzɑːm-/,[1] Italian: [doˈmeːniko ddzamˈpjɛːri]; October 21, 1581 – April 6, 1641), known by the diminutive Domenichino (US: /doʊˌmeɪnɪˈkiːnoʊ, –ˌmɛn-/,[1][2] Italian: [domeniˈkiːno]) after his shortness, was an Italian Baroque painter of the Bolognese School of painters. (Source)Continue Reading

On this Day: October 20, 1958 | Birthday of Viggo Mortensen

20 October 1958: Birthday of Viggo Mortensen, American-Danish actor and producer (Source) Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. (/ˈviːɡoʊ ˈmɔːrtənsən/;[citation needed] Danish: [ˈviko ˈmɒːtn̩sn̩]; born October 20, 1958)[2] is an American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter. Born in New York to a Danish father and American mother, he lived in ArgentinaContinue Reading

On this Day: October 19, 1882 | Birthday of Umberto Boccioni

19 October 1882: Birthday of Umberto Boccioni, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1916) (Source) Umberto Boccioni (US: /boʊˈtʃoʊni, bɒˈ-, bɔːˈ-/,[1][2][3] Italian: [umˈbɛrto botˈtʃoːni]; 19 October 1882 – 17 August 1916) was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of itsContinue Reading

On this Day: October 17, 1962 | Death of Natalia Goncharova

17 October 1962: Death of Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter, costume designer, and set designer (b. 1882) (Source) Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (Russian: Ната́лья Серге́евна Гончаро́ва; July 3, 1881 – October 17, 1962) was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter, costume designer, writer, illustrator, and set designer. Goncharova’s lifelong partner was fellow Russian avant-gardeContinue Reading