Art History

Watch a brief animated history of media arts and download art cards of influential people in media arts.

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Cindy Sherman | Artopia
Cindy Sherman | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan 1954-present Cindy Sherman was born on January 19, 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and was raised on Long Island. She earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the State...
Frances Marion | Artopia
Frances Marion | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan. 1887-1973 Frances Marion was born on November 18, 1888 in San Francisco, California and was a descendent of Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, better known as The...
Mariko Mori | Artopia
Mariko Mori | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan 1967-present Mariko Mori was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1967. Born into one of the world’s wealthiest families, she worked as a fashion model during the late 1980s. Mariko...
Mary Pickford | Artopia
Mary Pickford | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan 1892-1979 Mary Pickford, “America’s Sweetheart,” was born Gladys Louise Smith on April 8, 1892 in Toronto, Canada. She began acting at the age of five. Supremely...
Media Arts - One Minute Art Lesson | Artopia
Media Arts - One Minute Art Lesson | Artopia

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Watch a brief animated history of media arts. TRANSCRIPT Media - now there's a word with lots of meanings. It can mean the stuff that scientists grow bacteria in, or it can be art materials; it's even...
Nam June Paik | Artopia
Nam June Paik | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan 1932-present Nam June Paik was born on July 20, 1932 in Seoul, Korea. He studied music, art history and philosophy at the University of Tokyo, and in Germany at the...
Spike Lee | Artopia
Spike Lee | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan 1957-present Spike Lee was born on March 20, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, the eldest of five children, to William “Bill” Lee, a jazz composer and bassist and Jacqueline...
The Lumière Brothers | Artopia
The Lumière Brothers | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan. Auguste (1862-1954) Louis (1864-1948) The Lumière Brothers, Louis, October 5, 1864 and Auguste, October 19, 1862 were born in Besançon, France and brought up in Lyon...
Thomas Edison | Artopia
Thomas Edison | Artopia

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1847-1931 Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. At an early age, he showed a fascination for mechanical things and for chemical experiments. Around the age of 12, Edison lost...