Marshall Crossman (b. 1951, Omaha, NB, USA). - Beach Series #109, 2006     Paintings: Oil on Canvas


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Norbert SchwontkowskiDas leere Zimmer 2011 Oil on canvas 200 by 180 cm.


Norbert Schwontkowski
Das leere Zimmer 2011
Oil on canvas 200 by 180 cm.

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Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)

  • She first married at the age of 13
  • She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
  • She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
  • She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
  • She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
  • She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
  • She was married 4 times
  • She adopted 12 children from around the world
  • She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
  • In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
  • Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
  • Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
  •  Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
  • May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work

Sources: wikipedia

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Jack Butler Yeats (Irish, 1871-1957), Rescue Men, 1949. Oil on board, 9.5 x 14.5 in.

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