Southern artist whose experimental approach to manipulating clay earned him the nickname, the “Mad Potter of Biloxi.” Considered by some to be the father of the American Abstract-Expressionism movement.
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|FULL NAME:||George E. Ohr|
|BIRTH DATE:||July 12, 1857|
|AGE:||162 years old|
George E. Ohr is a Painter. His parents were German immigrants who settled in Biloxi. He married Josephine Gehring in 1886 with whom he fathered 10 children; only five managed to reach adulthood. He was a ceramics apprentice to Joseph Fortune Meyer in 1879. He was a featured vendor at the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans in 1884.
DID YOU KNOW He was hated by the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 1900s; he was primarily reviled for a lack of perfection in his art and minimal self-discipline in his persona. His work later became revered for pioneering the abstract sculpture and pottery movement of the mid-20th century.
FACT He incorporated many of the showman techniques of P.T. Barnum into his self-promotion; “unequaled, undisputed, unrivaled” were three ways in which he described himself.
Currently, George E. Ohr is 162 years old. He will celebrate his 163rd birthday on a Sunday, July 12th. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
George E. Ohr’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, Cancer’s life pursuit is constant reassurance and intimacy and a secret desire to feel safe (emotionally, spiritually, romantically and financially). People of this zodiac sign like art, home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers and revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are: tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.
George E. Ohr was born in the Year of the Serpent. Snakes are a symbol of wisdom and wit, often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid. This year is the year of the Pig.
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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