30th November 1874
Winston Churchill, British Politician, army officer and writer leading the country during WW2 and again from 1951-55, was born. 145 years.
30th November 1934
The Flying Scotsman becomes the first train to reach 100mph. 85 years.
1st December 1899
Eileen Agar, British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement, was born. 120 years.
2nd December 1859
Georges Pierre Seurat, the French post-Impressionist painter noted for innovative usage of color and drawing media, was born. 160 years.
3rd December 1919
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, known worldwide as a leading painter in the impressionist style, died. 100 years.
4th December 1914
Rudolf Hausner, an Austrian painter, draughtsman, print maker and sculptor, was born. Hausner has been described as the first psychoanalytical painter. 105 years.
5th December 1839
George Armstrong Custer, the American cavalry officer killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand, was born. 180 years.
8th December 1864
Camille Claudel, the French sculptor, was born. 155 years.
9th December 1899
Jean de Brunhoff, writer and illustrator of the BarBar series, was born. 120 years.
13th December 1944
Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born French artist known for his purely abstract work, died. 75 years.
14th December 1959
Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA, one of Britain's most renowned 20th century painters, died. 60 years.
15th December 1939
"Gone with the Wind" Premières in Atlanta, Georgia. 80 years
16th December 1944
The Battle of the Bulge during the Second World War. 75 years.
16th December 1899
Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, was born. 120 years.
17th December 1904
Paul Cadmus, American painter and photographer, was born. 115 years.
18th December 1879
Paul Klee, Swiss-German artist whose style was influenced by movements that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism, was born. 140 years.
18th December 1869
Edward Redfield, oil painter of landscapes and buildings was born. 150 years.
18th December 1869
Edward Redfield, oil painter of landscapes and buildings was born. 150 years.
23rd December 1929
Chet Baker, American Jazz musician and vocalist, was born. 90 years.
23rd December 1989
Nancy Graves, conceptual sculpture based artist, was born. 80 years.

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