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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blow Out the Candles July 22

Hall of Fame pitcher Jesse Haines was born in Clayton, Ohio on this date in 1893.

Artist Edward Hopper was born in Nyack, New York on this date in 1882.
Self Portrait
Until I saw a fantastic exhibition of his work in 2008 at the Art Institute of Chicago I really knew nothing about Hopper other than his iconic Nighthawks which is part of the AIC's permanent collection:
Nighthawks 1942

Here's a sampling of more of his art:

Gas 1940

The Lighthouse at Two Lights 1929

Rooms for Tourist 1945

Night Shadows 1921

Chop Suey 1929

House at Dusk 1939

Night Windows 1928

My favorite novelist Tom Robbins is celebrating his 75th birthday today.

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