Joyeux Anniversaire, Jean Cocteau !!! (July 5th, 1899 - October 11th, 1963)
George Herriman and Krazy Kat
Salvador Dali, Paris, 1934. Even the way he wears his tie is kind of surreal.
Jean Cocteau - Light painting, 1950
Illustrator Nell Brinkley and a little friend - 1908
In 1907, at the tender age of twenty-two, Nell Brinkley came to New York to draw for the Hearst syndicate. Within a year, she had become a household name. Flo Ziegfeld dressed his dancers as “Brinkley Girls,” in the Ziegfeld Follies. Three popular songs were written about her. Women, aspiring to the masses of curly hair with which Nell adorned her creations, could buy Nell Brinkley Hair Curlers for ten cents a card. Young girls cut out and saved her drawings, copied them, colored them, and pasted them in scrapbooks. The Brinkley Girls took over from the Gibson Girls.
Happy 100th Birthday, Frank Thomas!
Thank you for helping to create the wonderful legacy of Disney animation, and for being an inspiration to so many artists.
(September 5th, 1912 - September 8th, 2004)
Painter of women’s legs by Nina Leen (c. 1940’s)