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Happy Birthday Albrecht!

Albrecht Dürer (21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. He was born in Nuremberg. And, established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties, due to his high-quality woodcut prints. He knew many of major Italian artists of his time, including Raphael, Giovanni Bellini and Leonardo da Vinci. Emperor Maximilian I was his patron beginning in 1512.

He introduced classical motifs into Northern art and wrote a number of theoretical treatises on principles of mathematics, perspective and ideal proportions.


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Lorraine Fox (May 22, 1922–1976) was an American illustrator. She contributed to Woman’s DayGood HousekeepingRedbookMcCalls and Cosmopolitan. Her and her work was also used to illustrate books, book

Her and her work was also used to illustrate books, book covers and advertisements. She was one of the few women illustrators to successfully migrate from drawing charming youngsters for children’s books to more commercial, advertising-related pieces by creating her own new and unique style. No small feat considering her success was during a time when illustrations were being more commonly replaced with photographs.

She taught at Parsons School of Design. Fox would become the first woman inducted to the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame 3 years after her death in 1979. The organization was founded in 1901 and offered full membership to women in 1920. Until 1973, only one illustrator was honored each year.


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