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2016 Products Have Landed!
You may be slap bang in the middle of using your lovely calendars and diaries for 2015, but there's no harm in taking a peek at what's on offer for next year!
Madeleine Floyd is one of Britain's best loved artists and her illustrative work featuring the wildlife around her has captured the affection of an even wider audience.
Her calendars have been favoured for many years and this year joining our stationery range is Otter House's truly stunning variety of licensed products adorned with Madeleine Floyd’s beautiful illustrations.
The titles I have chosen to feature include stationery from the Chickens and Birdsong ranges which are both sophisticated and contemporary, and perfect for those who appreciate a bit of country chic.
25th February 1841
Artist, Pierre Auguste Renoir was born.
(The Swing - 1876)
Painter, Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges in south-west France and is best-known for works including "The Swing" and "Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette."
Inspired by colourism and realism, Renoir loved vibrant, saturated colors and was one of the leading artists of the Impressionist movement, of which he helped launch in the 1870s alongside Monet and Sisley.
3rd February 1894
American illustrator and painter Norman Rockwell is born.
"Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed."
- Norman Rockwell
Born in New York City on February 3rd 1894, Norman Rockwell is famous for his idyllic portraits of American life.
Talented from a very young age, Rockwell received his first commission at age 17 and in 1916 created the first of 321 covers for The Saturday Evening Post - the work for he is most famous for.
23rd January 1989
Artist Salvador Dali dies from heart failure at the age of 84.
Surrealist Salvador Dalí is largely known for his piece ‘The Persistence of Memory’, commonly referred to as ‘the melting clocks’ which he created in 1931.
Whilst studying at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid (from 1922) Dalí was drawn to Metaphysics and Cubism which set him apart from his fellow peers. But, after a year of studies 1923 saw the artist dismissed from the academy and arrested for allegedly supporting the Separatist movement.
12th December 1863
Norweigan expressionist painter, Edvard Munch is born.
Today celebrates the 150th birthday of artist Edvard Munch.
Born in Norway, Munch was a painter, lithographer, etcher, and wood engraver and was one of the most significatn influences on the development of expressionism.
August 21st 1872
English illustrator, Aubrey Beardsley is born.
Aubrey Beardsley was a Brighton-born illustrator and author whose haunting, black drawings were heavily influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts.
His work emphasised the groteque, the decadent and the erotic.
July 14th 1862
Renowned artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) is born.
Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and produced works including his 'Adele Bloch-Bauer' portrait selling for a record breaking $135 million in 2006 and some of his most iconic paintings including 'The Kiss'