Biography: Marco Polo – An Incredible Tale


An overview of the life and instances of adventurer and merchant, Marco Polo. Polo left Italy and served under Chinese ruler Kubla Khan for 20 years. Upon his return, Polo brought news of the Asian culture to a surprised Europe.

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Title: Mark Twain : a biography : the personal and literary life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937 Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
Subjects: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Humorists, American Authors, American Journalists
Publisher: New York : Harper &amp Bros.
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University-Idaho, David O. McKay Library
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MARK TWAIN IN STUDY AT QUARRY FARM Starting TOM SAWYER manuscripts of that period, but it is unlikely that it willever see the light of print.1 The Tom Sawyer tale progressed steadily and satis-factorily. Clemens wrote Dr. Brown: I have been writing fifty pages of manuscript a day, onan average, for some time now, on a book (a story), andconsequently have been so wrapped up in it, and dead toeverything else, that I have fallen mighty brief in letter-writing. . . . On hot days I spread the study wide open, anchor my papersdown with brickbats, and create in the midst of the hurricane,clothed in the same thin linen we make shirts of. He incloses some photographs in this letter. The group [he says] represents the vine-clad carriageway infront of the farm-property. On the left is Megalopis sitting in thelap of her German nurse-maid. I am sitting behind them.Mrs. Crane is in the center. Mr. Crane subsequent to her. ThenMrs. Clemens and the new baby. Her Irish nurse stands at herback. Then comes the

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Shepard Fairey was born February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina. At age 14 Shepard Fairey started receiving interested in street art, placing his drawings on skateboards and t-shirts. He decided to continue in the arts and at some point received the title of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Rhode Island College of Design and style in 1992.

Shepard Fairey initial received huge focus with his “André the Giant has a Posse” sticker campaign in 1989 when he was still attending the Rhode Island School of Design. Later on he began building his own brand name known as the “Obey Giant” which these days is still the title of his site.

His degree in illustration led Shepard to a profession in graphic design. He founded Alternate Graphics, a tiny printing enterprise that specialized in t-shirt and sticker silkscreens. At the very same time he kept up with the urban scene by becoming a DJ in a number of night clubs under the name DJ Diabetic. In 1994 filmmaker Helen Stickler, a pal of Shepard Fairey, produced a quick documentary on Shepard and his function. The film which was referred to as “Andre the Giant has a Posse” premieren at the New York Underground Film Festival in 1995 and went on to play at a lot more than 70 museums and festivals worldwide.

It was in 2008 that Shepard Fairey gained fame with the big public when he designed, illegitimately, the Obama Hope poster in red and blue colors. Whilst this was not official promotion, Shepard Fairey claims that the Obama campaign did speak to him to alter the word PROGRESS, which was initially on the poster, to the word HOPE. While they could not officially acknowledge the poster even there the campaign officials tries to make the most out of every single initiative.

Because then every thing has gone steep uphill for Fairey. He now displays in many museums of contemporary art and sells out his restricted edition prints inside minutes.

Bruno Dillen is the owner and creator of Artinthepicture.com, an art history internet site. You can discover Shepard Fairey prints at his site.

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