Which Artist Shares Your Birthday?
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, 1951. Now lives in Reno, Nevada. An associate professor of art at the University of Nevada at Reno, Goin spent 199192 as artist-in-residence at the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Born in New York City. Initially a painter, later a sculptor, best known for his life-size figures made from white, plaster-impregnanted bandages but often placed in realistic positions and settings.
Edward Savage began his career as a goldsmith and engraver. Primarily a self-taught painter, he may have studied briefly with the American artist Benjamin West while in London in 1791.
Stoney Lamar studied wood technology at Appalachian State University, then started a woodworking shop to make and sell furniture with his wife, Susan. After borrowing a friend's lathe he began to turn wood and liked the spontaneity that this allowed.
Lilly Martin Spencer supported a large family by creating images for the American public. Her wok achieved great popularity during the time when paintings and prints were first widely disseminated.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, 1944. Currently lives in New York City. Mortenson's work was included in "The New Pastoral," International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York (1990).
Gaetano Cecere studied in Rome and later served as director of the Department of Sculpture at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York City. In 1940 he was selected to redecorate portions of the U.S. Capitol buildings House of Representatives Chamber.
William Sidney Mount apprenticed to his older brother as a sign painter in New York. He spent all of his free time sketching in the National Academy of Design and in 1829 established a studio in the city.