Balthus was actually born on a leap year which doesn't surprise me as he was a very unusual man who remained young-at-heart his entire life. Born February 29, 1908, in Paris, France, he's one of my favorite artists. He died in 2001 on Feb 19 at age 92. Here's the NYTimes Obit story . Happy Birthday Balthus.
The Art of Amy Crehore