Anecdotes: Artists & Photographers

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incident about artists, painters, sculptors, and photographers.
Ansel Adams

During his early years Adams studied the piano...

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Jean Cocteau

Cocteau was once asked if he believed in luck...

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Salvador Dalí

Dalí once took his pet ocelot with him...

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Albrecht Dürer

The story is told that Dürer and another...

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Giotto by Ucello

When he first encountered Giotto’s children,...

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Portrait of a Man by Katsushika Hokusai

Looking back toward the end of his long life...

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Michelangelo - self portrait

One day Michelangelo happened to overhear a...

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Pablo Picasso

“When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If...

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Titian self-portrait

When very old, Titian finished one of his...

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James Whistler

A snobbish Bostonian approached Whistler at a...

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Richard Wilson

The Italian tradition of landscape painting...

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