Joseph Pulitzer spoke of “fake news” over 100 years ago and fought the dangers that the suppression of news had for a democracy long before our present threats to press freedom.
Joseph Pulitzer was born to a wealthy family of Magyar-Jewish origin in Mako, Hungary on April 10, 1847. The elder Pulitzer (a grain merchant) retired in Budapest and Joseph grew up and was educated there in private schools and by tutors.
He was born as Pulitzer József (name order by Hungarian custom) in Makó, about 200 km south-east of Budapest in Hungary, the son of Elize (Berger) and Fülöp Pulitzer. The Pulitzers were among several Jewish families living in the area and had established a reputation as merchants and shopkeepers. Joseph’s father was a respected businessman, regarded as the second of the “foremost merchants” of Makó. Their ancestors emigrated from Moravia to Hungary at the end of the 18th century.
Learn More at PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/joseph-pulitzer-voice-of-the-people-about/11267/
A few weeks ago, my husband Andrew Reach submitted suns to CBS Sunday Morning (click here to see post). The sun above was selected and aired on the March 31, 2019 broadcast of the show.
The person at CBS who curates the selection of suns that air on the program wrote him the following about airing my sun:
“I’m writing to let you know that one of your GORGEOUS suns will be on our Sunday Morning broadcast tomorrow. Steve Hartman is doing a really moving piece on a former convict/talented artist, and your sun is absolutely perfect at the end.”
The piece she is referring to is a moving story about wrongfully convicted artist Richard Phillips who created art in prison for decades. It was his way of surviving it knowing that he was innocent. This offered freedom that could not be taken away. Humbled that my sun was chosen to follow this story.
UV Inkjet on shaped composite acrylic/aluminum panel
24 x 24 inches, edition of 3
This piece heralds in a new chapter in Andrew Reach’s work Printed in reverse on clear acrylic on a UV printer where the inks are hardened and cured by UV light as it’s being printed. A PVC film and composite aluminum panel covers and protects the printed surface. After its’s all put together, the work is cut to the shape of the piece on a CNC Router.