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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Russian Composer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is widely considered the most popular Russian composer in history. His work includes The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. “Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” —Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Vyatka, Russia. His work was first publicly performed in 1865. In 1868, his First Symphony was well-received. In 1874, he established himself [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:59:07+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Vincent Van Gogh: Post-Impressionist Painter

Vincent van Gogh, one of the most well-known post-impressionist artists, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland on March 30, 1853. The son of a pastor brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional, lacked self-confidence and struggled with his identity and with direction. He believed that his true calling was to preach the gospel; however, it took [...]

By | 2017-10-30T00:59:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: |0 Comments

Pablo Picasso: Spanish Painter, Sculptor and Printmaker

Pablo Picasso is not just a man and his work. Picasso is always a legend, indeed almost a myth. In the public view, he has long since been the personification of genius in modern art. Picasso is an idol, one of those rare creatures who act as crucibles in which the diverse and often chaotic phenomena of culture are focussed, who seem to body forth the artistic life of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:24:58+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Marilyn Monroe: American Actress and Model

Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. She died of a drug overdose in 1962. Actress Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. During her all-too-brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. During her career, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:31:09+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

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