Tuesday, October 31, 2017

6word Portrait: Johannes Vermeer

Dutch master of delicate scenes, faces. 

Born 385 years ago today (d. 1675)



Monday, October 30, 2017

6word Portrait: Grace Slick

Summer of (Somebody to) Love Icon

Born this day in 1939.



Saturday, October 28, 2017

6word Portrait: Richard Dreyfuss

Close Encounters with the Goodbye Girl.

Born 70 years ago today.

6word Portrait: Jonas Salk

Discovered polio vaccine; shared it freely.

Born this day in 1914 (d. 1995)

Friday, October 27, 2017

6word Portrait: Roy Lichtenstein

With comics, dots, made art pop.

Born this day in 1923 (d. 1997)



Seth Saith article

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6word Portrait: Hillary Clinton

Would-be President trumped by private email.

Born 70 years ago today.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

6word Portrait: Pablo Picasso

Greatest artist of the 20th century.

Born this day in 1881 (d. 1973)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6word Portrait: F. Murray Abraham

Best Actor for embodying Salieri's envy.

Born this day in 1939.

Monday, October 23, 2017

6word Portrait: Johnny Carson

Heeeeere's the paragon of late-night television. 

Born this day in 1925 (d. 2005)



Sunday, October 22, 2017

6word Portrait: Catherine Deneuve

"Belle de Jour" of everlasting grace.

Born this day in 1943

Saturday, October 21, 2017

6word Portrait: Dizzy Gillespie

Billowy cheeks trumpeted birth of bebop.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 1993)

Friday, October 20, 2017

6word Portrait: Tom Petty

"Runnin' down a dream," forever. Heartbreakingly.

Born this day in 1950 (d. 2017)



Thursday, October 19, 2017

6word Portrait: Peter Tosh

Reggae legend. 
Murder victim. 

Born this day in 1944 (d. 1987)



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6word Portrait: Chuck Berry

Pioneering rock legend; "Johnny B. Goode."

Born this day in 1926 (d. 2017)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6word Portrait: Arthur Miller

Created Willy Loman; married Marilyn Monroe.

Born this day in 1915 (d. 2005)

Monday, October 16, 2017

6word Portrait: Oscar Wilde

Nothing to declare except his genius.

Born this day in 1854 (d. 1900)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

6word Portrait: Linda Lavin

She'll always be Alice to me.

Born 80 years ago today.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

6word Portrait: e. e. cummings

          his (stylized)

Born this day in 1894 (d. 1962)

Friday, October 13, 2017

6word Portrait: Jerry Rice

Greatest wide receiver in football history.

Born 55 years ago today.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

6word Portrait: Luciano Pavarotti

Tenor stuck just the right tenor.

Born this day in 1935 (d. 2007)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

6word Portrait: Eleanor Roosevelt

Enduring First Lady of human/civil rights.

Born this day in 1884 (d. 1962)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6word Portrait: Thelonious Monk

Re-imagined jazz piano "Round Midnight;" improvised.

Born 100 years ago today (d. 1982)

Monday, October 9, 2017

6word Portrait: John Lennon

Beatle. Walrus. Peace imaginer. Gun victim.

Born this day in 1940 (d. 1980)



Sunday, October 8, 2017

6word Portrait: Eddie Rickenbacker

World War I ace 26x victorious.

Born this day in 1890 (d. 1973)


Saturday, October 7, 2017

6word Portrait: John Mellencamp

Photo by Seth Arkin, 2015
"Small Town" Indiana rocker fighting authority.

Born this day in 1951.

Friday, October 6, 2017

6word Portrait: Le Corbusier

Sleek designs helped pioneer modern architecture. 

Born 130 years ago today (d. 1965)


Thursday, October 5, 2017

6word Portrait: Bob Geldof

Boomtown Rat behind Band, Live Aid

Born this day in 1951.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

6word Portrait: Buster Keaton

Silent film legend of General renown.

Born this day in 1895 (d. 1966)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

6word Portrait: Pierre Bonnard

Post-Impressionist depicted domesticity with colorful depth.

Born 150 years ago today (d. 1947)

Monday, October 2, 2017

6word Portrait: Mahatma Gandhi

Indian leader non-violently made world see.

Born this day in 1869 (d. 1948)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

6word Portrait: Jimmy Carter

A far better man than President.

Born this day in 1924.