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Rusty purple trees winter landscape

Winter-5,Woodbury, CT
Winter-5,Woodbury, CT (Michael Liebhaber, Oil on panel, 8x8inches, 2007)
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Artist Trivia Answers: 6 well-known artists born in January

1. The merchant seaman who became THE Surrealist to whom the next generation of artists turned to for inspiration…..  Yves Tanguy
Born:  January 5, 1900, Paris
Died:  January 15, 1955, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

2. He re-touched a portrait because it was too risqué, which made it all the more famous. She was a married society woman in Boston…..  John Singer Sargent
January 12, 1856, Florence, Italy
Died: April 14, 1925, London, England

3. He is called the Father of Modern Art. He liked to paint apples….  Paul Cézanne
Born:  January 19, 1839, Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: October 22, 1906, Aix-en-Provence, France

4. His painting, Luncheon on the Grass, is one of the two paintings that mark the beginning of modern art….. Édouard Manet
Born:  January 23, 1832, Paris, France
Died:  April 30, 1883, Paris, France

5. She was the first female sculpture student at the Munich Art Academy. And it gets more interesting from there…. Elisabeth Ney
Born:  January 26, 1833, Münster, Westphalia, Germany
Died:  June 29, 1907, Austin, Texas, USA

6 .  Also known as Jack the Dripper …. Jackson Pollock
January 28, 1912, Cody, Wyoming, USA
August 11, 1956, East Hampton, New York, USA

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Barns in the Caribbean?

No. I’m off the cruise ship for a few days. I’ll return on Jan 31. I was thinking about my days on the East coast. The barn is an oil painting I did on location in Brookfield, Connecticut. It was late Fall / early Winter. I had driven past this barn many times on the back road from Danbury to New Milford. It screamed “paint me!” every time, so I finally gave in and painted it. It was freezing outside so I stayed in my jeep… where I eventually froze anyway. A sad ending… this painting was stolen from my studio. The only one to disappear – I guess someone liked it.