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Frederick Dielman

Frederick Dielman was a German-American portrait and figure painter. Dielman was born in Hanover and was taken to the United States in early childhood, he graduated from Calvert College in New Windsor, Maryland, in 1864, from 1866 to 1872 served as a topographer and draughtsman for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fortress Monroe and Baltimore, in the survey of canal routes over the Alleghanies in Virginia, he studied under Wilhelm von Diez at the Royal Academy at Munich where he received a medal in the life class. He opened a studio in New York City, where he worked at first as an illustrator of books and magazines, became a distinguished draughtsman and painter of genre pictures, he was one of the original members of the Society of American Artists, was made a National Academician in 1883, was a member of the American Water Color Society, the New York Etching Club, the Salmagundi Club. He was president of the Arts Federation of New York. In 1899, Dielman was elected president of the National Academy of Design.

In 1903, he became professor of drawing at the College of the City of New York and about the same time was made director of the art schools at Cooper Union. He made major contributions to deluxe editions of works by Longfellow, George Eliot, other writers, to the various publications of the Tile Club, of which he was a member, his mural decorations and mosaic panels for the Library of Congress in Washington are notable. Among his pictures shown at National Academy exhibitions were The Patrician Lad, Young Gamblers, a Head. One of the best known of his illustrations is A Girl I Know; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "Dielman, Frederick". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Dielmann, Frederick". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press. Rines, George Edwin, ed.. "Dielman, Frederick". Encyclopedia Americana

1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

The 1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season was the franchise's 22nd season in the National Football League. Having gone 6–10 season the previous season, Tampa Bay finished second in the NFC Central, secured their first playoff berth since the strike-shortened 1982 season; the 1997 season was notable for several reasons. The club retired their orange and white "Bucco Bruce" color scheme and logo, replacing it with a new more marketable and intimidating image; the brand new pewter and red uniforms featured a new "skulls and swords" logo, new fonts, prominent end zone markings. The 1997 season would be their final season playing in Houlihan's Stadium. Next door, the much-anticipated brand new Raymond James Stadium was under construction, it was Ronde Barber's first season with the team. During the regular season, the Buccaneers surprised many experts by starting off with a 5–0 record. By the end of the season, they had amassed a record of 10–6 and went to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. After beating the Detroit Lions 20–10 in the Wild Card Game, they lost to the eventual NFC champions, the Green Bay Packers, 21–7 in the Divisional Playoff Game.

Head coach Tony Dungy was named NFL Coach of the Year. = blacked out locally The "new-look" Buccaneers opened the season against San Francisco. It was the first game for new 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci, it was the start of the second season for Tampa Bay's Tony Dungy; the Bucs defense sacked the 49ers seven times, knocked both Steve Young and Jerry Rice out of the game. Early in the first quarter, Warren Sapp sacked Steve Young. In the second quarter, Sapp tackled Rice on a busted reverse play. Rice tore his MCL in his left knee, sidelining him for 14 weeks. Trailing 6–3 in the fourth quarter, Trent Dilfer faked a hand-off up the middle to Mike Alstott and rolled out to pass to a wide-open Dave Moore in the endzone; the Buccaneers won 13–6, the victory was considered a "statement game" for the club on defense. Rookie Warrick Dunn rushed for 130 yards and one touchdown, as Tampa Bay won 24–17; the Buccaneers defense held Barry Sanders to only 20 yards rushing. Warrick Dunn rushed for 101 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter as Tampa Bay won 28–14.

In the second quarter, Mike Alstott scored one of his most-memorable touchdowns with the club. At the one-yard line, a hand-off to Alstott up the middle saw him hit the pile and appear to be stopped short of the goal line. However, he bounced off the pile, did not have a knee down, escaped to the left, avoided three other tacklers, powered his way into the endzone backwards. On Sunday Night Football, Tampa Bay hosted Miami; the Buccaneers jumped out to a 14–0 lead, with Trent Dilfer passing for 248 yards and four touchdowns. The Bucs defense intercepted Dan Marino twice. With 9:30 left in the game, Tampa Bay led 24 -- 14 facing 28 at their own 42-yard line. Dilfer completed a screen pass to Warrick Dunn, who weaved through and broke away for a 58-yard touchdown, putting the game out-of-reach; the Buccaneers offense sputtered. Alshermond Singleton recovered it for a touchdown. With less than five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Karl Williams scored a go-ahead 31-yard touchdown on fourth down.

With Tampa Bay leading 19–18, Arizona drove to the Tampa Bay 29-yard line in the closing seconds. Cardinals kicker Kevin Butler missed a 47-yard field goal wide right, the Buccaneers held on to start the season 5–0; this would be Ronde Barber's first regular season game with the Buccaneers. The 5–0 start matched the franchise best set in 1979. Green Bay jumped out to a 21 -- 3 lead. A last-minute drive failed when Trent Dilfer threw incomplete to Warrick Dunn on 4th down at the Packers 48-yard line. Barry Sanders rushed for 215 yards, Scott Mitchell passed for 222 yards as Detroit rolled over Tampa Bay by a score of 27–9. Sanders had rushing touchdowns of 80 yards and 82 yards the first time in NFL history a single player had two rushes of over 80 yards in a single game. Tampa Bay had their bye in week 8; the first half was scoreless. Late in the third quarter, Minnesota had a 57-yard punt return which set up the first touchdown of the game; the Vikings held on to win 10–6. After a three-game losing streak, Tampa Bay got back to their winning ways.

Tied 28–28 with 1:03 to go, Karl Williams returned a punt to the Colts 45-yard line. That set up a game-winning field goal by Michael Husted with 8 seconds remaining in regulation. Tampa Bay won 31–28, improved to 6–3. Tampa Bay had 199 yards of rushing, the special teams recovered two punt fumbles by the Falcons. Tampa Bay won 31–10, improved to 4–0 in dome stadiums for the season. At 7 -- 3, they were one game behind Green Minnesota for the lead in the NFC Central. Tampa Bay jumped out to a 27–0 lead by the third quarter, the Patriots did not have a first down until the second half. Mike Alstott rushed for one touchdown. Two turnovers by Tampa Bay in the first half allowed the Bears to jump out to a 10–0 lead at halftime. Mike Alstott fumbled on the first play of the game, Karl Williams muffed a punt at the four-yard line with seconds remaining in the second quarter; the Bears won 13–7. Tampa Bay guaranteed their first winning season in 15 years; the game was iced in the fourth quarter when the Giants went for it on a 4th down & 1.

John Lynch stuffed Tyrone Wheatley for no gain, Tampa Bay would go on to win 20–8. Green Bay defeated Tampa Bay 17–6, the Packers clinched the NFC Central title; the Buccaneers were held without a touchdown for the firs

Tzuri Gueta

Tzuri Gueta is an Israeli jewelry and fabric designer based in Paris. Gueta was born in Givat Olga, Israel, in 1968, his parents immigrated to Israel on aliyah from Libya. He attended secondary school at Kibbutz Shomrat, he is the youngest of 9 children. His first job was working on the production line in the kibbutz knitting factory, he studied at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, graduating with a degree in textile engineering. He moved to Paris in 1996; the New York Times describes Gueta's jewelry as "blur the lines between craft and art."Gueta is known for having developed a technique to infuse natural fibers with synthetic polymers enabling him to create a lace-like, three-dimensional material that he describes as a “lace-fed silicone.” He patented the process in 2006 and founded Silka Design, producing handmade jewelry, lighting fixtures and furniture. In 2009 he won the Grand Prix de la Création by the City of Paris for his "cocoon" lamp. In 2010 he won the Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts and was given a solo show at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Gueta's work is in the collections of museums including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Tzuri Gueta