Happy Birthday to Honoré Daumier! Born on February 26, 1808 in Marseille, France, he devoted nearly his entire artistic output (which was immense) toward supporting French Republican ideals. Once jailed for a political cartoon, he spent much of his career shifting gears in order to stay abreast of governmental sanctions against this very thing. Though best known for his Realistic lithographs, he was also a gifted sculptor and painted evocative canvases (unrecognized in his lifetime) in quick, bold brush strokes.