Louis John Rhead was an English-born American artist, illustrator and angler, born in Etruria, England. He emigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-four; the Rhead family had operated and worked in the Staffordshire Potteries for at least three generations. Louis' father George W. Rhead worked in the pottery industry and was a respected gilder and ceramic artist. In the 1870s, George Rhead taught design in Staffordshire schools, he founded Fenton School of Art. Louis and all his siblings attended their father's art classes and worked in the potteries as children, his brothers Frederick Alfred Rhead and George Woolliscroft Rhead Jr. were artistic, Louis in his career, sometimes collaborated with them, for example in book-illustration projects. Louis was the uncle of the potters Charlotte Rhead and Frederick Hurten Rhead; because Louis demonstrated exceptional talent, when he was thirteen in 1872, his father sent him to study in Paris, France with artist Gustave Boulanger. After three years in Paris, Louis Rhead returned to work in the potteries as a ceramic artist at Minton and at Wedgwood.
In 1879 he gained a scholarship at South Kensington, London. After graduating from South Kensington in 1881, Louis Rhead worked for Wedgwood and worked for the London publisher Cassell. In 1883 at the age of twenty-four, Louis Rhead was offered a position as Art Director for the U. S. publishing firm of D. Appleton in New York City, he accepted and emigrated to the U. S. in the fall of 1883. In 1884 he married Catherine Bogart Yates. Louis and Catherine lived in Brooklyn overlooking Prospect Park for forty years. In the early 1890s, Rhead became a prominent poster artist and was influenced by the work of Swiss artist Eugène Grasset. During the poster craze of the early 1890s, Rhead's poster art appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Magazine, St. Nicolas, Century Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and Scribner's Magazine. In 1895 he won a Gold Medal for Best American Poster Design at the first International Poster Show in Boston. By the late 1890s, the popularity of poster art declined, Rhead turned his skills to book illustration.
Between 1902 and his death in 1926, Rhead illustrated numerous children's books published by Harpers and others. Most notable among these were editions of: Robin Hood, The Swiss Family Robinson, Robinson Crusoe, The Deerslayer, Treasure Island and Heidi. Rhead was an avid fly fisher and by his own account started fishing for trout in the U. S. sometime between 1888 and 1890. In 1901 he became interested in angling art and much of his published works deal with fishing and fly fishing. Rhead was a tackle dealer and sold his own line of artificial flies, his most famous and celebrated work is American Trout-Stream Insects. At the time of its publication this was one of the first and most comprehensive studies of stream entomology published in America. Paul Schullery in American Fly Fishing—A History says this about Rhead: Louis Rhead was one of the most creative, fresh-thinking, stimulating of American fly-fishing writers, a man of extraordinary gifts.... His major effort was American Trout Stream Insects, a book based on several years of trout fishing in the Catskills.
Louis Rhead's death was somewhat unusual. He died from a heart attack at his retirement home in Long Island. A portion of his obituary in The New York Times, Friday July 30, 1926: LOUIS RHEAD, ARTIST AND ANGLER, DEAD. Exhausted Recently by Long Struggle In Capturing a 30-pound Turtle.... About two weeks ago Mr. Rhead set out to catch a turtle weighing thirty pounds, devastating trout ponds on his place, Seven Oaks. After the turtle was hooked, it put up a fight for more than half an hour. Although Mr. Rhead was successful in the end, he became exhausted. A short time he suffered from his first attack of heart disease. Yesterday's was his second. Bernard Bumpus was the leading authority on the Rhead family. In the 1980s Bumpus curated an exhibition Rhead Artists and Potters at the Geffrye Museum in London, which featured works of art by the Rhead family, but included examples of Louis Rhead's flies, it toured several UK Museums including the Potteries Art Gallery in Staffordshire. Bumpus hoped to take a version of the exhibition to the US, despite American interest in the Rhead family, this project foundered.
Hillis, Nevel Dwight, ed.. The Psalms of David. Illustrated and Decorated by Louis Rhead. Chicago: Fleming H. Revel Company. Bunyan, John; the Life and Death of Mr. Badman. Illustrated by George W. and Louis Rhead. London: W. Heinemann. Defoe, Daniel; the Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Illustrated by Frederick and Louis Rhead. New York: R. H. Russell. Rhead, Louis, ed.. The Speckled Brook Trout. Introduction by Charles Hallock, Illustrated by Louis Rhead. New York: R. H. Russell. Morris, William; the History of Over Sea. Illustrated by George W. and Louis Rhead. New York: R. H. Russell. Harris, William C.. Rhead, Louis; the Basses-Freshwater and Marine. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers. Rhead, Louis. A Collection of Bookplate Designs. Boston: W. Porter Truesdell. Hughes, Thomas. Tom Brown's School Days. Illustrated by Louis Rhead. New York: Harper and Brothers. Rhead, Louis. Bold Robin Hood-And His Outlaw Band. New York: Harper & Brothers. Bunyan, John. R. Rev. Pilgrim's Progress-from this world to that, to come.
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Helena Suková is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. During her career, she won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, 9 of them in women's doubles and 5 of them in mixed doubles, she was a four-time Grand Slam singles runner-up and won 10 singles titles and 69 doubles titles. Suková comes from a prominent Czech tennis family, her mother, Věra Pužejová Suková, was a women's singles finalist at Wimbledon in 1962. Her father, Cyril Suk II, was president of the Czechoslovak Tennis Federation, her brother, Cyril Suk III, is a former professional player on the men's tour who teamed with Suková to win three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, at the French Open in 1991 and at Wimbledon in 1996 and 1997. Suková turned professional in 1981, her career-high world rankings were fourth in singles and first in women's doubles. Suková was a singles runner-up at the US Open twice. Suková's most memorable Grand Slam singles win was against Martina Navratilova in a semifinal of the 1984 Australian Open, where she ended Navratilova's 74-match winning streak and her chance at winning a calendar year Grand Slam.
Chris Evert defeated her in the final. In 1987, she became the fourth player to defeat Navratilova and Evert in the same tournament at Eastbourne and she stopped Navratilova's 69 grass-win streak. Suková was successful as a doubles player, she had a career Grand Slam in women's doubles, winning four titles at Wimbledon, two at the US Open, one at the Australian Open, one at the French Open. She won three mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon, one at the US Open, one at the French Open, she was a women's doubles silver medalist at the Olympic Games in 1988 and 1996. Suková helped Czechoslovakia win the Fed Cup four times, in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, she teamed with Miloslav Mečíř to win the inaugural Hopman Cup for Czechoslovakia in 1989. Over the course of her career, Suková won 69 doubles titles. Despite retiring from the professional tour in 1998, she was given a wild card into the 2006 Wimbledon mixed doubles tournament with her brother Cyril Suk, they lost their first round match. In 1999, Suková helped re-establish the International Lawn Tennis Club of the Czech Republic and became its president.
From January 2001 until June 2008, she was a co-opted member of the executive committee of the Council of the International Clubs. From February 2001 until November 2008, she served on the presidium of the Czech Olympians' Club. In June 2007, Suková was appointed by The Czech Olympic Committee to the presidium of the Czech Fair Play Club, she is a co-founder of the Kids and Junior Tennis Advancement Organization in the Czech Republic. Helena Sukova is a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 90 famous athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization. Helena Sukova got her university doctorate degree in psychology, since February 2011, has served as a vice president of the Association of Sport Psychologists in the Czech Republic, served on the working group of the Task Force on Sport Psychology of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations, she works as a psychologist on a regular basis with her clientele, who range from non-sporting circles to former or current professional athletes.
On January 24, 2018, Helena Sukova was elected into the Tennis Hall of Fame. Helena Suková Official website Helena Suková at the Women's Tennis Association Helena Suková at the International Tennis Federation Helena Suková at the Fed Cup
Elzevir Creek is a creek in the Moira River and Lake Ontario drainage basins in Tweed, Hastings County in Central Ontario, Canada. Elzevir Creek begins at an unnamed lake, about 10 kilometres west of the community of Flinton, at an elevation of 257 metres, it flows southeast into Elzevir Lake follows a circuitous route to reach its mouth at the Skootamatta River, just north of Highway 7, at the community of Actinolite and at an elevation of 174 metres. The Skootamatta River flows via the Moira River into the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario at Belleville. List of rivers of Ontario