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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blow Out the Candles May 1

Actor and quiz show host Art Fleming was born in New York City on this date in 1924.

If you grew up in the 1960's into the 1970's you remember Art Fleming, not Alex Trebek, as the host of the most intellectually challenging of all game shows, "Jeopardy".

Painter George Inness was born in Newburgh, New York on this date in 1825.
"The purpose of the painter is simply to reproduce in other minds the impression which a scene has made upon him. A work of art does not appeal to the intellect. It does not appeal to the moral sense. Its aim is to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion."

Some of Iness's works

 Summer Montclaire 1891
 Pastoral Landscape at Sunset 1884
 Niagara Falls 1885
 Twilight 1875
Sunset Over the Sea 1887

If you're interested here is a link to more George Inness.

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