First and foremost I want to remember my son Shane today, this day of his birth…miss you Buddy…and then, Happy Birthday Lucien Levy Dhurmer!! Born in 1853, Dhurmer was from Algiers. He was a symbolist who also worked in the Art Nouveau style, studying in Paris. He began his career in ceramics, first exhibiting a ceramic plaque at the Salon in 1882. He gradually became more interested in painting, creating contemplative figures with Impressionistic color. The painting below seemed a fitting image for this day in early autumn.