In 1963, American Abstract-Experssionist painter, John Kacere (b. 1920 - d. 1999) moved rather suddenly to towards a more Photorealism approach to painting. For the majority of the remainder of his career, his paintings exclusively portrayed the female mid-sections draped in lingerie, painted at a larger than life scale. John soon became an icon of the photorealist movement.
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.