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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 13, 2012.
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Picasso, Matisse works stolen from museum

PARIS, May 20 (UPI) -- Five early 20th century paintings collectively valued at more than $600 million were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art early Thursday, police said.

Author Richard Kidd drowns on vacation

MANILA, Philippines, July 21 (UPI) -- Richard Kidd, the British author of the children's book, "Almost Famous Daisy," drowned while on vacation in the Philippines, friends said. He was 56.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 13, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, May 13, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2006 with 232 to follow.
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Today is Friday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2005 with 232 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, May 13, the 134th day of 2004 with 232 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2003 with 232 to follow.
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'Park Avenue' cubist painters rediscovered

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Not all New York artists of the Great Depressions years lived in Greenwich Village garrets. Some of them lived on Park Avenue.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

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Today is Monday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2002 with 232 to follow.
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Georges Braque
SLP98120101 - 01 DECEMBER 1998- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: This protrait painting of N.M. Zeretelli in 1927, is just one of the paintings that will be seen at the St. Louis Art Museum during a special exhibition, scheduled for February 6-May 9, 1999. Beckman and Paris, a special exhibition organized by the St. Louis Art Museum and the Kunsthaus Zurich, brings together for the first time nearly 100 paintings by Max Beckmann, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Fernand Leger, Georges Rouault and Robert Delaunay. The exhibition re-evaluates the traditional image of Beckmann as a quintessential German artist by looking to his time in Paris during the 1920's and '30s and by juxtaposing many of his masterpieces with major paintings by his Paris contemporaries. These juxtapositions evoke striking comparisons in theme and style and present a new, surprising view of Beckmann. bg/HO UPI
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Georges Braque (13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed the art style known as Cubism.

Georges Braque was born on May 13, 1882, in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise. He grew up in Le Havre and trained to be a house painter and decorator like his father and grandfather. However, he also studied artistic painting during evenings at the École des Beaux-Arts, in Le Havre, from about 1897 to 1899. In Paris, he apprenticed with a decorator and was awarded his certificate during 1902. The next year, he attended the Académie Humbert, also in Paris, and painted there until 1904. It was here that he met Marie Laurencin and Francis Picabia.

His earliest works were impressionistic, but after seeing the work exhibited by the artistic group known as the "Fauves" (Beasts) during 1905, Braque adopted a Fauvist style. The Fauves, a group that included Henri Matisse and André Derain among others, used brilliant colors to represent emotional response. Braque worked most closely with the artists Raoul Dufy and Othon Friesz, who shared Braque's hometown of Le Havre, to develop a somewhat more subdued Fauvist style. During 1906, Braque traveled with Friesz to L'Estaque, to Antwerp, and home to Le Havre to paint.

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