International Artist Day
International Artist’s Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 25th of October. It’s a holiday that recognizes the achievements of artists all over the world — some of whom will become well known and some who will never be discovered.
Whether an artist gains household name recognition is not important. What matters is the art that they create while they’re alive. And it’s for their ceaseless, creative works for which they should receive all the credit they deserve. Art plays an important role in society.
It shapes cultures, helps people shore up their understanding of humanity and the human condition, and portrays history in a visual form. It can also lift our spirits, make us think, or have any number of different effects on our mental and emotional health.
The History Of International Artist’s Day
This holiday was created in 2004 by Canadian artist, Chris MacClure. He created the holiday to raise the public’s awareness about the importance of art and to highlight the works of some great artists who weren’t getting the recognition they deserved. It has since been celebrated every year by everyone who creates art or loves art.
Facts About Art & Artists
We wanted to include some facts that would entertain and educate our readers, so we rolled up our sleeves and found some artistic facts that we feel everyone can appreciate. We encourage everyone to check out the following facts about art, artists, and anything else that comes to our minds.
- George Braque was the first living person to have art displayed in the Louvre.
- Claude Monet’s father wanted him to be a grocer and not an artist.
- Jackson Pollock would sometimes use cigarettes to paint.
- Wayne St. Wayne was a St. Louis, Missouri artist who was a former amateur wrestler known as Dr. Blood.
- Peter Paul Rubens was knighted by Charles I, King of England, and Philip IV, King of Spain.
Observing International Artist’s Day
On this day, we encourage everyone to learn more about art and to take the time to enjoy artists. Not only the artists that all of us know but also the local artist who might be creating fantastic works down the block.
This is also a good day to sign up for an art class, encourage someone who’s thinking about becoming an artist, or to even purchase a new work of art. We also encourage everyone to spread the word about this holiday online using the hashtag International Artist’s Day.