Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain on Oct. 25, 1881 and died in Mougins, France on Apr. 8, 1973. Picasso was a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramicist, and stage designer. Pablo Picasso and Georges Barque co-founded Cubism together. Picasso’s two famous paintings were Guernica and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. He was even considered to be one of the greatest and influential artists of the 20th century.("Pablo Picasso." 2011. Biography.com. 30 May 2011, 06:10 http://www.biography.com/articles/Pablo-Picasso-9440021.)
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on Feb. 3rd, 1874 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France on July 27, 1947. Gertrude Stein was an American writer, poet, feminist, and playwright. In her free time she collected art and that how she began to know Pablo Picasso. She use to buy most of his paintings and kind of became his source of revenue when he was an up and coming artist. He even painted a portrait of her. Gertrude Stein was very popular for her work on The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, which was actually about her autobiography and when she met her lover, Alice Toklas. (Gertrude Stein." Web. 30 May 2011. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/gstein)
Ford Madox Ford was born in Merton, Surrey on Dec. 17, 1873 and died in Deauville, France on June 26, 1939. Ford was a novelist, poet, literary critic, editor, and even considered one of the founders of English Modernism. Ford founded The Transatlantic Review, where he published works by Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, E.E. Cummings and Jean Rhys. ("Ford Madox Ford."Web. 30 May 2011. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fford.htm.)
Ford Madox Brown was born in Calalis, France on Apr. 16, 1821 and died in London on Oct. 6, 1893. Brown was a painter of moral and historical subjects. He was the grandfather of Ford Madox Ford the novelist. When he met Dante Rossetti and William Hunt, he began to adopt traits of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. He gave lessons in oil painting to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and even contributed an essay on historical painting to the group's magazine The Germ in 1850. (Ford Madox Brown :: Biography and Image Gallery at ArtMagick." ArtMagick :: Your Source of Visual Intoxication :: artmagick.com. Web.30May2011.http://www.artmagick.com/pictures/artist.aspx?artist=ford-madox-brown.)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born in London on May 12, 1828 and died in Kent, England on Apr. 9, 1882. Rossetti was an English poet, painter, illustrator and translator. Even his family became artistic in their own way, his brother William Michael was a writer and his sister Christina was a celebrated poet as well. He was tutored and mentored by Ford Madox Brown to help him in oil paintings. Dante Rossetti and William Hunt and his brother William Rossetti founded The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with 4 other guys. Rossetti was a talented poet as well as a talented painter and was sort of torn in which to master in.("Dante Gabriel Rossetti :: Biography and Image Gallery at...