Saturday, December 30, 2006

artists who passed away in 2006

Sometimes I struggle a bit for something interesting to blog about. Today I knew what I wanted to blog about - major events of 2006...and to find out which events will really stick in your mind about the year as it goes...So I typed into the search field on Wikipedia "Events of 2006" and the list was huge. Shrugs - there goes that idea.

Looking at the long list of great people who passed away in 2006, I noticed several artists. A couple of them (Alex Toth, Karel Appel) I had heard of, some I hadn't. All the artists definitely deserved a deeper look into their lives and art. Of course, there are many actors and musicians on the list, but since I am a 2D artist, I thought I would just keep this to the type of artists who do sculpture, art on paper and canvas.

It may seem grim, but I read obituaries. I like to find out what made a person what they became.

Here are the artists who died in the year 2006. I linked their names to their Wikipedia articles in so you can easily check out their lives and work. I'm sure the list leaves someone out, if you know of someone whose name should have been included, please let me know.

Jim Gary (American sculptor)
Mauri Faven (Finnish painter)
Dave Rose (American artist)
Edgar Valter (Estonian Illustrator, Cartoonist)
Karel Appel(Dutch painter)
Alex Toth (American comic book artist & cartoonist)
Dave Cockrum (American comic book artist)


elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Hi! I happened upon you by chance as I was researching Georgia blogs. I love the background images on your site and the periwinkle color.

I wanted to let you know that I'm beginning a new blog carnival for Georgia bloggers and I would love to have you participate. You can find out more info by clicking through to The blog title is Georgia On My Mind. There is more information over the site about the carnival. First submissions are due January 4. I'd love to have you participate.

Happy Georgia New Year!

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Thanks! I will check it out...and I'll see if I have an already-written post that can be used.


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