Happy Birthday Dear Rubens!
Today is the birthday of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (b. 1577 – 1640). The style he is known for is Baroque. He painted mostly religious subjects for commission, also historical subjects.
Rubens is famous for his altar pieces and his love of painting large women. His celebration of the fuller figured woman became known as rubenesques
Read more about him here
Here is a list of links to post I have made so far concerning artist’s birthday. I have tried to make it a rule that I actually LIKE the artists’ work! Some artists I do like, I have not included so far, as their birthdays have clashed with something else I was writing about. Some birthdays I have only found out about when it was too late to include them , I mean to rectify this at a later date.