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Lefty Painter Sir Edwin Landseer

Famous Left-hander Birthday, March 7

Painter Sir Edwin Landseer

Sir Edwin Landseer, Painter

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, RA (7 March 1802 – 1 October 1873) was an English painter. He is well-known for his paintings of animals—particularly horses, dogs and stags.  However, his best known works are sculptures: the Lions in Trafalgar Square, London. He collaborated with his fellow painter Frederick Richard Lee.

Landseer was a prominent figure in 19th century British art. His works can be found in Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Kenwood House and the Wallace Collection in London.

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Lefty Italian Painter Raphael (Raffaello)

Raphael Santi (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi), was one of the greatest Italian painters of the High Renaissance. He was active in Perugia, Florence, and Rome, where he painted for secular patrons and frescoes in the Vatican. Youngest of the three most famous artists of the Italian High Renaissance, he was strongly influenced by the other two, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo da Vinci.

Raphael’s Difference from da Vinci and Michelangelo

There were distinct differences between Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo: Raphael was not fiery and moody but was sociable, elegant and sophisticated. Leonardo da Vinci was said to be the most sociable, and Michelangelo, the most reclusive. Raphael’s personality is revealed in his art. Harmony and grace are shown in his religious and mythological scenes and his dignified portraits enhance the character of his sitters.

Raphael (April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520), was born in Urbino. He was the son of Giovanni Santi, a court painter. That time Urbino was a cultural centre of Renaissance Italy and so he was exposed to the fine works of art at an early age. At the age of 16, Raphael went to Perugia and worked with the artist Perugino, whose graceful style is reflected in Raphael’s Marriage of the Virgin, 1504 (Brera, Milan).

Continue reading … Biography of Raffaello Santi or Sanzio, Renaissance Painter

Lefty Sir Winston Churchill, Leader, Writer and Painter

Famous Lelfthander Birthday, November 30

Former Prime Minister of Britain, Sir Winston Churchill
Politician, Leader, Britain’s Prime Minister (1940-45, 1951-55)

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, born on November 30, 1874, was an English statesman, best known as the Prime Minister of the UK during the Second World War. One of the most important leaders in modern British and world history, he was a famous orator and strategist. He was also a writer, historian and a painter.

Churchill married Clementine Hozier on September 12, 1908 at St. Margaret’s, Westminster. He had five children: Diana; Randolph; Sarah, who co-starred with Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding; Marigold, who died in early childhood; and Mary, who has written a book about her parents. Churchill’s son Randolph and his grandsons Nicholas Soames and Winston all followed him into Parliament. The daughters tended to marry politicians and support their careers.

Read full article —>   Sir Winston Churchill, Leader, Writer and Painter


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Artist Pablo Picasso – Not a Lefty

As often quoted or listed, Pablo Picasso is not a leftie.  Thanks to Allison Clark for calling my attention through her recent comment, April 28, 2010.

And Mike1942, a contributor at has confirmed this. We only need to consider Picasso’s several dozen pictures working with his right hand in “Goodbye Picasso” alone, says Mike.

Painter, Sculptor, Draughtsman – Artist Pablo Picasso


Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was born in Málaga, Spain. Commonly called as Picasso, he was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and draughtsman. He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art, best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), his portrayal of the Spanish Civil War’s German bombing of Guernica.

Photo Source:   Picasso, 1962.  Argentina. Revised,  Vea y Lea

Lefty Trivia – Leonardo da Vinci

Lefty Trivia – Leonardo da Vinci

The city of Rome named their airport after left-handed artist Leonardo da Vinci, and also built a huge statue of the sculptor welcoming visitors and guests to the city with a wave of his left hand.