Tag: German Ancestry

Catherine the Great

(1729–1796) born Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst Catherine II, Empress of Russia (1762–1796) Works commissioned by her: Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) The Infant Hercules c.1785–1789 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton   Born May 2 1729 Szczecin (Poland) Died November 17 1796 Saint…

Egon Schiele

(1890–1918) Egon Leo Adolf Ludwig Schiele The artist’s works: Portrait of Doctor X 1910 Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Self-Portrait 1911 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Self-Portrait with Splayed Fingers 1911 Leopold Museum, Vienna Self-Portrait with Physalis 1912 Leopold Museum, Vienna Lovemaking 1915 Leopold Museum, Vienna…

Béla Bartók

(1881–1945) Béla Viktor János Bartók Works: • Blubeard’s Castle (1918) • Concerto for orchestra (1943) • Dance suite (1923) • Music for strings, percussion and celesta (1937) • Piano Concerto No. 3 (1946) • String Quartet No.6 (1941) • Violin…

Robert Browning

(1812–1889) Works: • A Blot in the ‘Scutcheon (English) • An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning’s Poetry (English) • Browning’s Shorter Poems (English) • Christmas Eve (English) • Dramatic Romances (English) • Life and Letters of Robert Browning…

Alexander Pushkin

(1799–1837) Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin Александр Сергеевич Пушкин Works: • Aatelisrosvo Dubrovskij (Finnish) • Boris Godunov (English) • Eugene Oneguine (English) • Kapteenin tytär (Finnish) • Красавице, которая нюхала табак (Russian) • La fille du capitaine (French) • Laukaus y.m. kertomuksia…

Sarah Bernhardt

(1844–1923) Henriette-Rosine Bernard The artist’s works: Le Fou et la Mort 1877 Petit Palais, Paris Autoportrait en chimère c.1880 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Portrait funéraire de Jacques Damala c.1889 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Dague: Algues 1900 Petit Palais, Paris Sarah Bernhardt…

Charles Bukowski

(1920–1994) Henry Charles Bukowski, born Heinrich Karl Bukowski Works: • Flower, Fist, and Bestial Wail (1960) • It Catches My Heart in Its Hands (1963) • Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with Beasts (1965) • Crucifix in…

Georges Lautner

(1926–2013) Filmography as Director: La cage aux folles III: ‘Elles’ se marient 1985 Director: Georges Lautner Starring: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault     Born January 24 1926 Nice (France) Died November 22 2013 Neuilly-sur-Seine (France) Cause of death Cancer Occupation Film director Screenwriter Writer Title…

Liev Schreiber

(1967) Isaac Liev Schreiber Filmography as Actor: A Rainy Day in New York 2019 Director: Woody Allen Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning   Born October 4 1967 San Francisco, CA (USA) Partner (2005-2016) Naomi Watts (1968) Occupation Actor Awards Drama Desk Award Screen…

Fred Astaire

(1899–1987) Frederick Austerlitz, Jr. Filmography as Actor: Funny Face 1957 Director: Stanley Donen Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire   Born May 10 1899 Omaha, NE (USA) Died June 22 1987 Los Angeles, CA (USA) Cause of death Pneumonia Occupation Actor Choreographer Occupation Dancer Singer…