March 24 is a legendary day! Why? Because on this day three amazingly talented creative people were born! Despite the fact that they all were born on the same day, they are really different. But they have one common feature—they managed to change the world of art once and for all!
Let’s start with, Frank Weston Benson. Born on March 24, 1862, in Salem, Massachusetts, United States, Frank Benson was the grandson of Captain Samuel Benson, who sailed all over the world and brought back many exotic treasures from the Far East, heirlooms that later appeared in Frank Benson‘s artworks.
Frank Benson is considered to be an outstanding American master. He was one of the leaders of The Ten, a significant group of American Impressionists. His paintings of women and children in sunlit meadows and hillsides made Impressionism a major style of painting in America. These artworks are among the most beloved American Impressionist canvases even today. Benson is also well-known for his paintings, etchings, and watercolours of sporting subjects, especially of fishing and hunting.
Christo Coetzee was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, on March 24, 1929. Christo Coetzee became one of the most prominent figures in the world of art in the 20th century. His best-known masterpieces include such artworks as Crespian (1957), Celestial Bicycle (1958), Waterlily Ball (1958).
He was closely connected with the avant-garde art movements of Europe and Japan during the 1950s and 1960s. Influenced by art dealer Rodolphe Stadler, art theorist Michel Tapié, and art collector and photographer Anthony Denney, as well as the Gutai group of Japan, Coetzee developed his own easily recognizable style.
And our last birthday boy for today is Tommy Hilfiger. Born on March 24, 1951, in Elmira, New York, United States, this American fashion designer created a brand of clothing that was extremely popular with several different communities in the 1990s. His label has been a huge success worldwide since then.
He went on to become one of the wealthiest designers in the market, catering to the needs of hip-hop artists and music industry biggies. His innovative and loud advertising campaigns went a long way in helping him establish in the fashion industry. No other American designer of his time managed to prominently put their name and logo on clothes, like the way he did.