The 12th Academy Awards ceremony was held on February 29, 1940, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, with Bob Hope hosting. Gone With The Wind was nominated for 13 awards and won for Outstanding Production, Directing (Victor Fleming), Actress (Vivien Leigh), Art Direction (Lyle Wheeler), Cinematography (Color) (Ernest Haller and Ray Rennahan), and Film Editing (Hal Kern and James Newcom). Sidney Howard posthumously received the Writing (Screenplay) award, and production designer William Cameron Menzies received a special award for “outstanding use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production of Gone With The Wind.” In the Actress in Supporting Role category, Hattie McDaniel made history becoming the first African American to receive an Academy Award.
Here are five things you should know about the first African American to win an Academy Award~
First Black Winner Accepted Her Honor in a Segregated ‘No Blacks’ Hotel in L.A.~
The Curious Case Of A Missing Academy Award~ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100937570
Influenced by the Spanish masters, especially Francisco de Goya, this artist painted a tragic view of urban life in early 20th Century Madrid.
This artist turned to sculpture initially as a diversion, but soon discovered it to be his natural medium and devoted himself entirely to it.
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What artist died in the explosion of the Delft gunpowder magazine, which may have also destroyed much of his work?
What artist first trained as a painter but from about 1922 devoted himself primarily to sculpture?
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What artist created nearly four thousand lithographs, in addition to his paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures?
What sculptor and furniture designer first worked in France and Italy as a pastry cook?
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Which founding member of the Impressionist movement ceased to exhibit with the group after 1877?
The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 1872 offered which artist an unusual opportunity to exercise his plein-air skills in a series of oil sketches from the slopes of the volcano?
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What artist’s most admired works were seascapes capturing the look and feel of masses of onrushing and receding water?
What artist is often credited with having created the first example of Pop Art?
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This artist introduced his nonobjective, geometric Suprematist paintings at the 0.10: The Last Futurist Exhibition in Petrograd in 1915.
This American artist associated with the Pop Art movement worked in painting, collage and sculpture.
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Andy Warhol Died 29 Years Ago Today,
Here’s a Look at One of His First Silkscreens.
Blake Gopnik, Monday, February 22, 2016 Andy Warhol died 29 years ago today in a hospital in New York, after a routine gallbladder operation. It seems only fitting to commemorate the end of his artmaking by revisiting its beginnings. The work I’ve chosen as today’s Daily Pic was made in the spring of 1962, as one of the very first of the silkscreened canvases that became Warhol’s signature mode for the next quarter century. It’s the titular work in a touring exhibition called “Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne,” curated by the art historian Joseph Wolin and now at the Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University.
Andy Warhol, A Documentary Film~
The Andy Warhol Museum~ http://www.warhol.org/museum/
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts~ http://warholfoundation.org/
Which artist established the Peale Museum in Baltimore, later turning over management to his brother and moving to New York City?
Which artist, famous for his macabre illustrations, loved soap operas?
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