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.
14 décembre 1959
Mort de Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA, l’un des peintres britanniques les plus renommés du XXème siècle.
15th December 1939
"Gone with the Wind" Premières in Atlanta, Georgia. 80 years
16 décembre 1899
Naissance de Sir Noël Peirce Coward, dramaturge, compositeur, réalisateur, acteur et chanteur anglais. 120 ans.
16th December 1944
The Battle of the Bulge during the Second World War. 75 years.
17th December 1904
Paul Cadmus, American painter and photographer, was born. 115 years.
18th December 1869
Edward Redfield, oil painter of landscapes and buildings was born. 150 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.
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.
24th December 1914
WWI - Christmas Day Truce, on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day soldiers from both sides ventured into "no man's land", where they mingled and exchanged food and cigarettes. 105 years.
25th December 1889
Humphrey Bogart, American film and stage actor, was born. 120 years.
26th December 1909
Frederic Remington, American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer, died. 110 years.

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