Mary Cassatt is known world-wide for her impressing art in which she focuses mainly in the everyday life of women and children. She is an American artist born in Pennsylvania on May 22, 1844, but later relocates to Europe in 1866 to pursue to work in art. This was mainly due to her family’s and society’s objections to women in the field of art. There she met and befriended famous Impressionist Edgar Degas. Because of her close friendship with Degas, she grew courage to continue to do art in her own way. She continued to paint until she slowly began to lose her eyesight and later died in 1926. Cassatt was part of the Impressionist style movement, in which she painted portraits unlike many others who painted landscapes (biography.com). Her artwork
All Artist are influenced by their experience of the world, their personal and cultural beginings and stories. The history and life experience of an artist flows though their work influencing their symbols, style and meaning. Frida Khalo and Gordon Bennett are rich of example this, their art is filled with strong connection to their cultural and personal backgrounds. Khalo had a troubled life of pain and loss; the story is woven through her paintings, where Bennett art is a comment on Australian cultura and the story of his people, not just himself. The art working Diego and I (1946) and Self portrait -But I always wanted to be one of the good guys (1990) are great examples of these artist drawing on their pass.
Jane Peterson belongs to the group of Impressionist artists. Features of Impressionist artists include vibrant colors, genre subject matter, everyday life scenes, and thick, quick brushstrokes (2). She developed a thriving career as a female artist in the early to mid 1900s, which was uncommon. During this time women were seen as passive, weak, and were not allowed to do things men were allowed to do, according to the class notes. Peterson is an American artist, born in Illinois, and attended art school in New York then later studied in Europe. While studying in Europe the artist that influenced her most was Joaquin Sorolla. She met Sorolla when she was studying in Madrid, Spain. Sorolla is a Spanish Impressionist best known for landscape and genre paintings (5). During the early 1900s Peterson traveled all over the world including: Europe, the Middle East, and Coastal New England (6). While traveling she created paintings of scenic landscapes. Peterson’s journey to Egypt in 1910 supplied her with the subject matter for multiple paintings including Boats on the Nile, Dawn. Key elements of the impressionistic style in Boats on the Nile, Dawn include heavy brushstrokes and vibrant colors. This painting portrays a sunrise at dawn with “two traditional Egyptian sailboats known as, “feluccas, gliding along the Nile (4).”
The pieces Ann Whitley Russell, done by an unknown artist in around 1820 and Lady Frances Knowles, also done by an unknown artist, in the mid-late 17th century are both examples of portraits that portray the sitters in diverse yet insightful ways to viewers. Both Ann Whitley Russell and Lady Frances Knowles are works of art composed of oil paint on canvas. Although these portraits are different, the aspects of space, color, and composition are all important elements that must be considered while comparing the woman in these two pieces.
Joycelyn Elders was born in Schaal, Arkansas on August 13, 1933. In college, she changed her name to Minnie Joycelyn Lee. In 1952, she received her Bachelor in biology. After working as a nurse's aid she joined the army in May, 1953. During her 3 years in the army, she was trained as a physical therapist. She then attended the University of Arkansas Medical School, where she obtained her medicinae doctor degree in 1960. Elders earned an Master of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1967.
Maria Mitchell was born on August 1st, 1818 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.She was born one of nine children to Quaker parents. Her father helped her study astronomy in her free time. Her father saw Maria’s interest in astronomy and taught her how to use a telescope.
Joan Robinson is a California native who was born in Sacramento, raised in Berkeley and now resides in Vallejo. She is a married, full-time mom of four children ages 6-19 and is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Administration Degree at South University specializing in Real Estate.
Mollie Goodnight did all that she could throughout her whole life from taking care of her siblings right after both of her parents’ deaths, to just teaching some of her husband's farm hands how to read. Mollie tried to do her best even in the darkest of times, which is one of the reasons that she is one of the best women Texas has ever had.
Andrea Yates was a thirty-seven year old mother who committed a terrible crime. As she drowned her five children in the family bathtub, she believed that she was “saving” them. Many horrendous crimes are committed, yet the assailant gets away with the verdict of insanity.
On January 31, 2001 Logan Marr was found dead in an unfinished basement, yards of duct tape surrounding her, and a foster mother claiming that she just fell and hit her head. Sally Schofield, a respected caseworker at Maine's Department of Health and Human Services, had taken Logan in 2000. By 2001, 5 year old Logan would be dead. “I just want Sally Schofield out of my life forever,” Logan’s mother says, 16 years later, “She’s ruined my children’s lives and mine. She took an innocent child from this world for no reason.” Logan’s death was a tragedy that highlighted the problems in Maine's child welfare systems. The mistakes that were made were unforgivable, but a lesson learned from DHHS.
Sarah Winchester was born on September 1839 in New Haven, Connecticut. She was an American heiress who inherited a gun company called the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in which she became one of the wealthiest women in the world during that time. Sarah inherited 20 million dollars and about 50% of the company after her husband, William Wirt Winchester, died of pulmonary tuberculosis. Long before her husband’s death, she gave birth to her only daughter, Annie Pardee Winchester, but died of “marasmus” which is a disease in which the body wastes away. The deaths of her husband and daughter left her to grieve and at some point, in a state of madness. Sarah Winchester is known as the person behind the construction of the “Haunted” Winchester Mystery House.
Susan Gregg was born on June 6th, 1970, in Stockton on Tees, England. When he was 12 years old he immigrated to Australia, with his Mum, his Dad and his younger brother, Phil. He has very few remaining memories of England. Some of the only things he remembers about his time there are when he used to play with the kids on his street, the fact that his family didn’t have a car, so he would have to walk to school, and that it was always cold. He can also remember travelling to Tunisia, Africa and camel riding in the Sahara Desert for 2 days, around a year before he moved to Australia. While they were in Tunisia Susan recalls locals offering to buy his brother due to his red hair, but their parents declined their offers. During their trip, he and
Hip hop is a culture and lifestyle that is 95% male dominated, yet without the contribution of women in the early stages of its birth, rap would not be the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. One of the most major contributors to this new scene would most definitely be Sylvia Robinson, otherwise known as the grandmother of hip hop. This woman, the founder of Sugar Hill Records, released the first official rap song called “Rapper’s Delight”. The song was so successful that it actually made it on the billboard charts at #36. It was also rated #14 on the R&B charts for two weeks straight. Sylvia Robinson was so experienced that she was able to find an unknown individual accompanied by two friends, create the Sugarhill Gang and turn them into one of the biggest hip hop groups out there. Without Robinson’s vision for rap and commercial elements implemented within, this hip hop culture would not have flourished the way it did in 1979. As if that accomplishment on its own was not good enough, her record label released multiple songs by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. Even though Grandmaster Flash eventually leaves her record label, this incredible business woman was able to continue to pursue her vision without the leader of the bunch. She later creates a new centre of attention for the group, known as Grandmaster Melle Mel and continues with success. Thus, it is evident that this woman provided
Martha Grimes is an extremely experienced and prosperous author. Martha’s date of birth is May 2nd, 1931. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Maryland with her mother and brother, and lived there for a large portion of her life. In present day, besides writing books, one of Martha’s hobbies is traveling to Britain. This is how she retrieves numerous ideas for her books.