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Born in Warsaw, Nadelman was a Jewish sculptor, draughtsmen and collector who moved to America during the… [More] outbreak of World War I. He married a wealthy American heiress in 1920 and made bronze female sculptures, plaster figures, and wood carvings — which he became known for. He is considered an influential early modern sculptor, and much of his fame came after his death. [Less]
1901: Louis Kahn
Born to a poor Jewish family on an Estonian island, Kahn’s family moved to the United States out of… [More] fear that the father would be recalled to fight in the Russo-Japanese war. He was an architecture professor and an architect at various private firms. His style was monumental and modern. He was highly influential to the field of architecture and won many awards. [Less]
1943: Mike Leigh
Leigh is a British director of film and theatre. He has worked for television too. “Naked”… [More] and “Secrets & Lies” are two of his most notable works. His style has been described as gritty realism. [Less]