365 Days of Art: October 27 – Egon Schiele Completes Last Artworks, Lichtenstein is Born, Pinacoteca Vaticana Opens
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.
October 27, 1923
Roy Lichtenstein is born.
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.