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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Birthday to two talented artist

Alexander Milne Calder born august 23, 1846 in Scotland. The son of a tombstone carver Alexander followed in the art work and became a sculptor. Came to America where he was an architectural sculpture and is most known for work in Philadelphia. His sons Alexander Stirling Calder and grandson Alexander "Sandy" Calder would also follow in the family trait and become significant sculptures of the 20th century.

Sharing today as her birthday is artist and sculpter Hannah Frank. Hannah lived a right long life of 100 years. She was a Glasgow born Jewish artist that aimed to leave a rememberance through her art. She was the oldest of four children whose parents fled to Britian at the end of the 19th century.  Hannah attended college studying Latin and English at Glasgow University and took evening classes at Glasgow school of art. Hannah began to produce hallmark black and white drawings in her 20s. Her art was medieval and biblical. She married a man who also attended college with her and her art seemed to change with a lighter touch. Hannah would sculpt up to her early 90s

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