July 28 Birthday: Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp, artist
July 28, 1887-October 2, 1968


Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1995)

A French-American modern artist, Duchamp had dust two inches thick in his NY apt—on purpose.

Visit MoMA.org (The Museum of Modern Art) and peruse images of Duchamp’s work from their collection.

July 28 Birthday: Beatrix Potter. BEATRIX

Beatrix Potter, artist
July 28, 1866-December 22, 1943


Beatrix by Alexander Wallner (Holiday House, 1995)

Beloved English author and illustrator, Potter’s life is captured on the page in this tribute to her.

The Beatrix Potter Society was “founded in 1980 by a group of people professionally involved in the curatorship of Beatrix Potter material.” Click here and read about Some Places to Visit (with links) to Potter materials and memories.