Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/30~

What artist, a member of the Chiricahua Apache tribe, originally worked in construction as a pipe fitter’s assistant while sculpting and painting at night?

What Louisiana artist executed a series of black-and-white woodcut prints in 2002 and 2003 with imagery of New Orleans that looks as if it was created immediately after Hurricane Katrina in 2005?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/30/june-30/

ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

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CLICK HERE TO APPLY~
https://abladeofgrass.wufoo.com/forms/abog-fellowship-letter-of-interest-2017/

Initial Letters of Interest due SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
a blade of grass nurtures socially engaged art, providing resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. They evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue.
http://www.abladeofgrass.org/application/guidelines/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/28~

Not only was this artist an enormously successful painter, he also played an important diplomatic role in 17th-century European politics.

This prominent American sculptor was an officer in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program (Monuments Men) during World War II.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/28/june-28/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/27~

What painter and printmaker in the New York School progressed from realism to abstraction and later to a highly influential style of cartoon realism?

What artist, metalsmith and educator approached metal like a collage artist, casting a series of elements and then assembling them in compositions?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/27/june-27/

Bill Moggridge: June 25, 1943-September 8, 2012

In 2010, as the new director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Bill Moggridge rode into New York from California with a formidable resume: cofounder of Ideo, inventor of the first laptop computer, author of the seminal work on interaction design, educator, and winner of a slew of international design awards.
But as a city full of designers and design-lovers was quick to discover, rarely has such an illustrious bio been animated by such a delightful person.

“If there is a simple, easy principle that binds everything I have done together, it is my interest in people and their relationship to things.”
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670751/in-remembrance-of-bill-moggridge-1943-2012

Peter Blake: Born June 25, 1932

Peter graduated from the RCA in 1956 having also completed his National Service. He received the Leverhulme Research Award to study popular art whilst travelling Europe and went on to teach for several years at various London Art Schools, all the while working and exhibiting. His first solo show was held in the Portal Gallery in 1962 and since the early 70s his work has regularly been exhibited in one-man shows and retrospectives around the world. In 1981 he was elected a member of the Royal Academy and in 1994 was made the Third Associate Artist of the National Gallery. He was Knighted in 2002.
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SPLHCB

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, released by EMI Records in 1967, is arguably the most famous album sleeve of all time. The image on the album cover is composed of a collage of celebrities. There are 88 figures, including the band members themselves. Pop artist Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth conceived and constructed the set, including all the life-sized cut-outs of historical figures. The set was photographed, with the Beatles standing in the centre, by Michael Cooper. Copyright was a problem as Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager, had to locate each person in order to get permission to use their image in this context.

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/24~

What American archeologist, ceramist, and designer built the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, which still operates in Doylestown, PA today?

What painter organized the first and only group exhibition of “The Eight” (urban Realists later termed the Ashcan School) in 1908?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/24/june-24/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/22~

What British artist of the Post-Impressionist era focused on only a few subjects—mostly three-quarter portraits of a solitary woman, stark interiors, or quiet still lifes?

What artist was one of the first to paint using an opaque projector, basing his images on photographs culled from television, newspaper and magazines?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/22/june-22/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/21~

For decades this artist’s “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” (1896) was the only painting by an African American exhibited in the Louvre in Paris.

In the 1950s, the State Department revoked this artist’s passport because he was suspected of being a Communist; however, he sued for its reinstatement and emerged victorious in a landmark Supreme Court case.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/21/june-21/