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On this Day: December 5, 1890 | Birthday of Fritz Lang

5 December 1890: Birthday of Fritz Lang, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1976) (Source) Friedrich Christian Anton “Fritz” Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American film director, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor.[2] One of the best-known émigrés from Germany’s school of Expressionism, heContinue Reading

On this Day: December 4, 1914 | Birthday of Rudolf Hausner

4 December 1914: Birthday of Rudolf Hausner, Austrian painter and sculptor (d. 1995) (Source) Rudolf Hausner (4 December 1914, Vienna – 25 February 1995, Mödling) was an Austrian painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. Hausner has been described as a “psychic realist” and “the first psychoanalytical painter” (Gunter Engelhardt). Early lifeContinue Reading

On this Day: December 2, 1923 | Birthday of Maria Callas

2 December 1923: Birthday of Maria Callas, American-Greek soprano and actress (d. 1977) (Source) Maria Callas[a] Commendatore OMRI[1] (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano[2] who was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel cantoContinue Reading

On this Day: November 30, 1825 | Birthday of William-Adolphe Bouguereau

30 November 1825: Birthday of William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter and educator (d. 1905) (Source) William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French pronunciation: ​[wiljam.adɔlf buɡ(ə)ʁo]; 30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis onContinue Reading