Art History

Watch a brief animated history of painting and download art cards of famous painters.

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Alice Neel  | Artopia
Alice Neel | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Alice Neel was born on January 28, 1900 in Merion Square, Pennsylvania and spent her childhood in the small town of Colwyn, PA. In 1921, she enrolled in the...
Andy Warhol | Artopia
Andy Warhol | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His given name was Andrew Warhola and his father, a construction worker, died in an accident when he...
Frida Kahlo | Artopia
Frida Kahlo | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, a quiet town on the outskirts of Mexico City. Frida had a difficult, but triumphant life. Because of childhood polio...
Georgia O’Keeffe | Artopia
Georgia O’Keeffe | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Georgia O’Keeffe was born on a large dairy farm outside of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on November 15, 1887. She spent her youth in Wisconsin and Virginia. By the eighth...
Jackson Pollock | Artopia
Jackson Pollock | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. He spent most of his childhood in Arizona and California. In 1929, Pollock moved to New York City to...
Jean-Michel Basquiat  | Artopia
Jean-Michel Basquiat | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York on December 20, 1960. He began his art career as a teenage graffiti artist who wrote sayings on public...
Kara Walker | Artopia
Kara Walker | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Kara Walker was born in 1969 in Stockton, California. She earned a B.F.A from Atlanta College of Art and an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and she has...
Marc Chagall | Artopia
Marc Chagall | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Marc Chagall was born on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Belorussia, as one of eight children in a Jewish family. His given name was not Marc, but Moses. As a young man...
Mary Cassatt | Artopia
Mary Cassatt | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania on May 22, 1844. She spent her childhood in Pennsylvania, and spent most of her life in...
Pablo Picasso | Artopia
Pablo Picasso | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was a brilliant art student and the son of a drawing and art teacher. His family moved to Barcelona, and...