"Today in Art & Design History" is a feature I post on my professional Facebook page. The series contains people of note from all types of creative fields, such as visual art, illustration, three-dimensional art, architecture, writing, music, and even video game design. I research, sketch, and compile these facts and present them as you see in the form immediately below with the names and dates of importance. The sketches are all done in Photoshop with my Wacom tablet.

In interest of space, I've arranged the sketches alone. You can find the names and dates below the collected groups of 15.
From top left to bottom right:

July 6 - Frida Kahlo
July 7 - Marc Chagall
July 8 - Godtfred Kirk Christiansen
July 9 - Michael Graves
July 10 - Giorgio de Chirico
July 11 - E.B. White
July 12 - Andrew Wyeth
July 13 - Otto Wagner
July 14 - William Hannah
July 15 - Rembrandt van Rijn
July 16 - Charles Sheeler
July 17 - Vince Guaraldi
July 18 - Syd Mead
July 19 - Edgar Degas
July 20 - Harrison Ellenshaw
From top left to bottom right:

July 21 - Isaac Stern
July 22 - Edward Hopper
July 23 - Virgil Finlay
July 24 - Alphonse Mucha
July 25 - Maxfield Parrish
July 26 - George Catlin
July 27 - Leonard Rose
July 28 - Jim Davis
July 29 - Dave Stevens
July 30 - Henry Moore
July 31 - Alessandro Algardi
Aug 1 - Jerry Garcia
Aug 2 - Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Aug 3 - Masahiro Sakurai
Aug 4 - Charley Harper
From top left to bottom right:

Aug 5 - Tom Thomson
Aug 6 - Andy Warhol
Aug 7 - The establishment of the Purple Heart
Aug 8 - Théodule Ribot
Aug 9 - Debut of Betty Boop
Aug 10 - William Van Alen
Aug 11 - Jim Lee
Aug 12 - Robert Mills
Aug 13 - Alfred Hitchcock
Aug 14 - Gary Larson
Aug 15 - Paul Rand
Aug 16 - Julie Newmar
Aug 17 - Gene Stratton-Porter
Aug 18 - Antonio Salieri
Aug 19 - Gene Roddenberry
From top left to bottom right:

Aug 20 - Alan Lee
Aug 21 - Aubrey Beardsley
Aug 22 - Claude Debussy
Aug 23 - Dick Bruna
Aug 24 - Edison patents motion picture camera
Aug 25 - Tim Burton
Aug 26 - Branford Marsalis
Aug 27 - Man Ray
Aug 28 - Jack Kirby
Aug 29 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Aug 30 - Jacques-Louis David
Aug 31 - Itzhak Perlman
Sept 1 - Gene Colan
Sept 2 - Romare Bearden
Sept 3 - Mort Walker
From top left to bottom right:

Sept 4 - Syd Hoff
Sept 5 - Cathy Guisewite
Sept 6 - Korczak Ziolkowski
Sept 7 - Grandma Moses
Sept 8 - Michaelangelo's David unveiled in Florence
Sept 9 - John Kricfalusi
Sept 10 - Patent for first lockstitch sewing machine
Sept 11 - In memory of the victims of 9/11
Sept 12 - Hans Zimmer
Sept 13 - Don Bluth
Sept 14 - Charles Dana Gibson
Sept 15 - Albert Whitlock
Sept 16 - Mike Mignola
Sept 17 - Jeff MacNelly
Sept 18 - Anton Mauve
From top left to bottom right:

Sept 19 - Arthur Rackham
Sept 20 - Dale Chihuly
Sept 21 - Chuck Jones
Sept 22 - National Geographic Magazine
Sept 23 - John Coltrane
Sept 24 - Jim Henson
Sept 25 - Colleen Atwood
Sept 26 - George Gershwin
Sept 27 - Thomas Nast
Sept 28 - Thomas Maitland Cleland
Sept 29 - Caravaggio
Sept 30 - The Flintstones
Oct 1 - Vladimir Horowitz
Oct 2 - Othmar Schimkowitz
Oct 3 - Henry Larole
From top left to bottom right:

Oct 4 - Frederic Remington
Oct 5 - Bil Keane
Oct 6 - The Jazz Singer
Oct 7 - Yo-Yo Ma
Oct 8 - Milner Gray
Oct 9 - Camille Saint-Saëns
Oct 10 - Giuseppe Verdi
Oct 11 - Joe Simon
Oct 12 - Art Clokey
Oct 13 - Cornerstone of White House
Oct 14 - Winnie the Pooh
Oct 15 - James Tissot
Oct 16 - Paul Strand
Oct 17 - Fanny Y Cory
Oct 18 - Howard Shore
From top left to bottom right:

Oct 19 - Umberto Boccioni
Oct 20 - Bela Lugosi
Oct 21 - Mary Blair
Oct 22 - Edmund Dulac
Oct 23 - Lawren Harris
Oct 24 - Bob Kane
Oct 25 - Pablo Picasso
Oct 26 - Mahalia Jackson
Oct 27 - Roy Lichtenstein
Oct 28 - Canaletto
Oct 29 - Bob Ross
Oct 30 - Alfred Sisley
Oct 31 - Johannes Vermeer
Nov 1 - Yuko Shimizu
Nov 2 - Steve Ditko
From top left to bottom right:

Nov 3 - Gustaf Tenggren
Nov 4 - Guido Reni
Nov 5 - Raymond Loewy
Nov 6 - John Philip Sousa
Nov 7 - Museum of Modern Art
Nov 8 - Charles Demuth
Nov 9 - Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Nov 10 - William Hogarth
Nov 11 - Paul Signac
Nov 12 - Auguste Rodin
Nov 13 - Fantasia
Nov 14 - Claude Monet
Nov 15 - Georgia O'Keeffe
Nov 16 - Shigeru Miyamoto
Nov 17 - Isamu Noguchi
From top left to bottom right:

Nov 18 - Steamboat Willie
Nov 19 - Otto Eckmann
Nov 20 - Chester Gould
Nov 21 - Rene Magritte
Nov 22 - Harley Earl
Nov 23 - Erté
Nov 24 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Nov 25 - Woody the Woodpecker
Nov 26 - Charles M. Schulz
Nov 27 - Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita
Nov 28 - Henry Bacon
Nov 29 - C.S. Lewis
Nov 30 - Mark Twain
Dec 1 - Marie Tussaud
Dec 2 - Georges Seurat
From top left to bottom right:
 
Dec 3 - Gilbert Stuart
Dec 4 - Dandy Comic
Dec 5 - Walt Disney
Dec 6 - Dave Brubeck
Dec 7 - Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Dec 8 - Diego Rivera
Dec 9 - Joshua Bell
Dec 10 - Zinaida Serebriakova
Dec 11 - Marge
Dec 12 - Edvard Munch
Dec 13 - Emily Carr
Dec 14 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Dec 15 - Ray Eames
Dec 16 - Wassily Kandinsky
Dec 17 - Paul César Helleu
From top left to bottom right:
 
Dec 18 - Edward MacDowell
Dec 19 - A Christmas Carol
Dec 20 - Beverly Pepper
Dec 21 - Arnold Friberg
Dec 22 - Giacomo Puccini
Dec 23 - Pierre Brissaud
Dec 24 - Max Miedinger
Dec 25 - Rod Serling
Dec 26 - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Dec 27 - René Georges Hermann-Paul
Dec 28 - Johnny Otis
Dec 29 - Albert Lee Tucker
Dec 30 - Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée
Dec 31 - Henri Matisse
Jan 1 -  Qi Baishi
 
From top left to bottom right:
 
Jan 2 - Christian Daniel Rauch
Jan 3 - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jan 4 - Aristarkh Lentulov
Jan 5 - Lucienne Day
Jan 6 - Stefan Luchian
Jan 7 - Charles Addams
Jan 8 - Elvis Presley
Jan 9 - Chic Young
Jan 10 - Barbara Hepworth
Jan 11 - Alexander Stirling Calder
Jan 12 - Clement Hurd
Jan 13 - Jan van Goyen
Jan 14 - Cecil Beaton
Jan 15 - Giovanni Segantini
Jan 16 - Aurelius Battaglia
To view the second entry in this series, click here.
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