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Happy 100th birthday to American photographer, born this day in 1916, David Douglas Duncan:

“…knowing nothing about Picasso, I had the audacity to knock on his door, became his friend, and took thousands of photographs, of him, his studios, his life and his friends.”

Born this day in 1832, (died 30th April, 1886), French artist Edouard Manet:

“It is not enough to know your craft, you must have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.”

Born this day in 1783, (died 23rd March, 1832), French writer, Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen-name Stendhal:

“The novel is a mirror carried along a main road.”

Other birthdays today include: writers Hugh Prather and Anya Seton, artist George Baselitz and poet Derek Walcott.

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