Art History

Watch a brief animated history of theater and download art cards of famous theater professionals.

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Anton Chekov | Artopia
Anton Chekov | Artopia

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Anton Chekhov was born in the Russian seaport town of Taganrog, near the Black Sea, on January 29, 1860. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov began writing comic short stories to support himself and his mother...
August Wilson | Artopia
August Wilson | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan August Wilson was born on April 27, 1945 and grew up in the Hill district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His childhood experiences in this particular community and the...
Eugene O' Neill | Artopia
Eugene O' Neill | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Eugene O’Neill was born in New York, New York on October 16, 1888 into an Irish-Catholic theatrical family. He spent his early days in hotels and railroad cars with his...
Garcia Lorca | Artopia
Garcia Lorca | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan García Lorca was born Federico García Lorca on June 5, 1898, in Fuente Vaqueros in the Spanish province of Granada. As a child, he expressed his creativity and vivid...
Lillian Hellman | Artopia
Lillian Hellman | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Lillian Hellman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 20, 1905. She spent her early days moving back and forth between New Orleans and New York. She studied at New...
Lorraine Hansberry | Artopia
Lorraine Hansberry | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 and grew up in Chicago, Illinois—the daughter of a real estate broker when segregation and restrictive covenants meant that...
Suzan-Lori Parks | Artopia
Suzan-Lori Parks | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Suzan-Lori Parks was born on May 10, 1963 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, the daughter of an army colonel. The family moved around a lot, including a time in Germany during...
Tennessee Williams | Artopia
Tennessee Williams | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi where he lived before moving with his parents to St. Louis, Missouri in...
Theater -  One Minute Art Lesson | Artopia
Theater - One Minute Art Lesson | Artopia

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Watch a brief animated history of theater. TRANSCRIPT Hey let’s put on a show! That’s theater, folks, and it’s like a human thing! Humans all over the world do plays and puppet shows and pantomimes...