Timelines

José Clemente Orozco: Man of Fire

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1883 José Clemente Orozco is born on November 23 in Zapotlan el Grande, Mexico, to Ireneo Orozco, a businessman, and Maria Rosa, a homemaker and amateur singer. A few years later, the family moves to Mexico City, where he takes night classes at the famed San Carlos Academy of Art. 1898 Parents send him to […]

Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

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Tony Bennett was trained from the start in the bel canto style of singing. It served him well. Bennett has gone on to earn 15 Grammys and to sell more than 50 million records in a career that’s celebrated in AMERICAN MASTERS Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends. Here is a timeline of major events […]

John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature

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1785 Born in Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue (later Haiti) to Captain Jean Audubon and Jeanne Rabine, his French chambermaid 1788 Sent to Nantes, France. Enjoys childhood here, begins interest in the natural world 1803 Leaves France for the United States to avoid conscription in Napoleon’s army. Moves to Mill Grove, his father’s estate in Pennsylvania 1804 […]

David Hockney: The Colors of Music

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From painting to photos to collage, lithographs and set design, it seems artist David Hockney has done it all. The AMERICAN MASTERS documentary David Hockney: The Colors of Music explores the painter’s set designs while the timeline below provides personal and career highlights. 1937 Born July 9 in Bradford, England. 1953-57 Studies at Bradford School […]

Les Paul: Chasing Sound

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“The Wizard of Waukesha” took up his first instrument, a harmonica, at age eight. By 13, he was performing. His incredible trajectory is thoroughly explored in AMERICAN MASTERS Les Paul: Chasing Sound. Here are some highlights from his life and career. 1915 Lester William Polfuss is born June 9 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to parents George […]

Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built

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Ahmet Ertegun once told graduates of Berklee College of Music in Boston that he loved jazz, blues and hanging out. From the start, Ertegun devoted his career to what he loved. His incredible life is fully explored in AMERICAN MASTERS Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built. Below are some highlights from Atlantic Records and […]