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SR West Country class Pacific 2-6-4 no. 34027 Taw Valley

I decided to pick up my stylus and have another go with Auto Desk Sketchbook for a laugh. I ended up drawing West Country Class Pacific locomotive 34027 Taw Valley traveling across Goodrington Sands.

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Gustav Klimt

Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt died in Vienna on February 6, 1918, having suffered a stroke and pneumonia due to the influenza epidemic of that year. Born July 14, 1862, he became one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement and is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. …

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National Doodle Day

National Doodle Day takes place annually on 5 February. National Doodle Day was first established in 2004 to raise money for Epilepsy Action, which acts as a voice not only for the 600,000 people in the UK who are thought to have epilepsy, but also their friends and family. Doodling may look meaningless and bizarre …

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H.R.Giger

Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer Hans Rudolf “Ruedi” Giger was born 5 February 1940 in Chur, capital city of Graubünden, the largest and easternmost Swiss canton. His father, a chemist, viewed art as a “breadless profession” and strongly encouraged him to enter pharmaceutics, Giger recalls. Yet he moved in 1962 to Zürich, where …

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Piet Mondrian

Dutch Painter Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan, sadly died 1 February 1944 after contracting pneumonia. He was born March 7, 1872. in Amersfoort, Netherlands. He moved to Winterswijk when his father, Pieter Cornelius Mondriaan, was appointed Head Teacher at a local primary school. Mondrian was introduced to art from a very early age: his father was …

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Salvador Dail

Spanish surrealist painter and sculptor Savador Dali sadly died 23 January 1989. Born May 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. In 1912, the family moved to Carrer Monturiol 24. Tragically in 1903 Dalí’s older brother, died of gastroenteritis. Salvador Dalí s Mother Felipa Domenech Ferrés, encouraged her son’s artistic endeavors. Dalí’s painting Portrait of My Dead …

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Edouard Manet

French painter Édouard Manet was born 23 January 1832 at his ancestral hôtel particulier (mansion) on the rue Bonaparte.His father, Auguste Manet, was a French judge who expected Édouard to pursue a career in law. However His uncle, Edmond Fournier, encouraged him to pursue painting and took young Manet to the Louvre.In 1841 he enrolled …

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Gustav Dore

French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor Paul Gustave Doré sadly passed away 23 January1883. Born January 6, 1832, in Strasbourg his first illustrated story was published at the age of fifteen. His talent was evident even earlier, however. At age five he had been a prodigy troublemaker, playing pranks that were mature beyond his years. …

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Edvard Munch

Norwiegian painter and printmaker Edvard Munch sadly passed away 23 January 1944. Born 12 December 1863 in Ådalsbruk in Løten. He inherited his artistic talent from his mother and was related to painter Jacob Munch (1776–1839) and historian Peter Andreas Munch (1810–1863). Often ill for much of the winters and kept out of school, Edvard …

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Paul Cezanne

french Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne was Born 19th January 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, France, At the age of ten Paul entered the Saint Joseph school, where he studied drawing under Joseph Gibert, a Spanish monk, in Aix. In 1852 Cézanne entered the Collège Bourbon (now Collège Mignet), where he met and became friends with Émile Zola, …

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