365 Days of Art: October 27 – Egon Schiele Completes Last Artworks, Lichtenstein is Born, Pinacoteca Vaticana Opens

Egon Schiele, Dying Edith Schiele, 1918
Egon Schiele, Dying Edith Schiele, 1918

October 27, 1918

Egon Schiele completes his final two artworks, drawings of his wife in bed with the Spanish flu. She dies the next morning, as did 20 million others in this worldwide epidemic. Schiele himself dies three days afterwards, also of the flu.

Roy Lichtenstein, Thinking of Him, 1963
Roy Lichtenstein, Thinking of Him, 1963

October 27, 1923

Roy Lichtenstein is born.

Pinacoteca Vaticana
Pinacoteca Vaticana

October 27, 1932

The Vatican’s collection of paintings receives a new building, called the Pinacoteca Vaticana. Until this point, the paintings are housed in the Borgia Apartment. The collection includes paintings by artists including: Giotto, Raphael, Leonardo, and Caravaggio.

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