Steve Jobs, *1955 – 2011

Steve Jobs, Photo Text Portrait: *1955 February 24 – 2011 October 5. Textportrait Steve Jobs by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2011, 2011 October 5. Biography Text (2011 October 5, 2011 by Wikipedia.org). Text: Steve Jobs – Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei, *1957

Ai Weiwei, Photo Text Portrait: 28 August 1957. Textportrait Ai Weiwei by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2011, April 18. Biography Text (April 18, 2011 by Wikipedia.org). Ai Weiwei (born 28 August 1957) is a Chinese artist and activist, who is also active in architecture, curating, photography, film, and social and cultural criticism.[1][2] Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuronas the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.[3] In addition to showing his art he has investigated government corruption and cover-ups. He was particularly focused at exposing an alleged corruption scandal in the construction of Sichuan schools that collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Continue reading

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa, Photo Text Portrait: December 21, 1940 – December 4. Textportrait Frank Zappa by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, December 05. Biography Text (December 05, 2010 by Wikipedia.org – Frank Zappa). Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (pronounced /ˈzæpə/; December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director […]

Louise Bourgeois, *1911 – 2010

Louise Bourgeois, Photo Text Portrait: 1911 – 2010. Textportrait Louise Bourgeois by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, December 03. Biography Text (December 03, 2010 by Wikipedia.org – Louise Bourgeois). Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (French pronunciation: [lwiz buʁʒwa]; 25 December 1911-31 May 2010),[1] was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, best known for her contributions to both modern and contemporary art, and for her spider structures, titled Maman, which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman. […]

Pablo Picasso, *1881 – 1973

Pablo Picasso, Photo Text Portrait: 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973. Textportrait Pablo Picasso by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, October 04. Biography Text (October 04, 2010 by Wikipedia.org). Pablo Picasso, Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (Spanish pronunciation: [‘paßlo ru’j? pi’kasso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish-born painter, draughtsman, and sculptor who lived most of his adult life in France […]

Ernest Hemingway, *1899 – 1961

Ernest Hemingway, Photo Text Portrait: July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961. Textportrait Ernest Hemingway by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, September 25. Biography Text (September 25, 2010 by Wikipedia.org). Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image […]

Mahatma Gandhi, *1869 – 1948

Mahatma Gandhi, Photo Text Portrait: *1869 October – 1948 January 30. Textportrait Mahatma Gandhi by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, September 20. Biography Text (September 20, 2010 by Wikipedia.org). Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered satyagraha […]