Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/31~

This photographer dropped out during her senior year of high school, knowing she wanted to do something in the arts though she could not draw well; she found the answer in 1931 while assisting in the darkroom of a portrait photographer in the Bronx.

This artist started her career at age 46, when she enrolled in classes with the intent of making quilts for her daughters to take to college; she eventually graduated from traditional patterns to abstract designs and narratives of African American history and heritage.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/31/august-31/

Art for Animals

Charities

International Deadline: September 20, 2016 – Fusion Art invites submissions for its first annual charity art exhibition: ‘Art for Animals’. Open to artists worldwide. Work must be the original creation of the artist and completed within the past 5 years.

Fusion Art has partnered with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, SNIP, The Living Desert, Animal Samaritans, and the Humane Society of the Desert to host a charity art exhibition during the month of December 2016. For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision of Animals, both domestic and wild.

AWARDS
Twelve winners will be chosen and their artwork will be featured in the Palm Springs gallery during the month of December 2016. Additional artwork may be selected for inclusion in the exhibition based on gallery space.

All competitions include awards in two categories – “Traditional” Art and ” Photography & Digital” Art and the Best in Show winners in each category will be invited to participate in the annual group show in Palm Springs in November 2016.

http://artdeadline.com/ops/fusion-animals/

http://fusionartps.com/art-for-animals-charity-competition/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/30~

One of France’s most influential painters, this artist led a life of controversy for his support of the French Revolution, his friendship with Robespierre, and his approval of the executions of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

This Dutch artist and writer, an important abstract painter of the early 20th century, was the founder and editor of the art journal De Stijl, which led to the formation of a new artistic collective with the same name.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/30/august-30/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/28~

Which English painter, illustrator, and designer, a founding member of William Morris’s decorative arts company, had a low-key career until he gained overnight fame with eight paintings at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1877?

Which children’s illustrator said that she was the reincarnation of a sea captain’s wife who lived in the 1800s, and that it was this earlier life she was depicting with her pastel watercolors and delicately penciled lines?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/28/august-28/

Man Ray: Born August 27, 1890

RayMan Ray, the master of experimental and fashion photography was also a painter, a filmmaker, a poet, an essayist, a philosopher, and a leader of American modernismBorn Emmanuel Radnitzky in 1890, Man Ray spent most of his young life in Williamsburg, jazzBrooklyn. The eldest child of an immigrant Jewish tailor, he was a mediocre student who shunned college for the bohemian artistic life in nearby Manhattan. In New York he began to work as an artist, meeting many of the most important figures of the time...Man Ray left New York for Paris in 1921—marking a continuous stream of tempestuous and often doomed romances. kikiThrough Duchamp, Man Ray met some of the most exciting artists and thinkers in Paris. Though he didn’t speak a word of French at first, he was welcomed into this group and became its unofficial photographer. Among the many models from this period wereart Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dali, Gertude Stein, James Joyce, and the famous performer, Kiki of Montparnasse...Though deeply immersed in the artistic life of France, World War II forced Man Ray to leave Paris, and he moved to Hollywood…He spent ten years there working as a fashion photographer. With his rayographbrave use of lighting and minimalist representation, Man Ray produced fashion photographs unlike any that had come before—and forever changed that discipline. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/man-ray/prophet-of-the-avant-garde/510/

The Man Ray Trust~ http://www.manraytrust.com/
Man Ray: The Painter~ http://structureandimagery.blogspot.com/2012/03/man-ray-painter.html
Man Ray’s Other Passion, Printmaking~
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/12/man-ray-prints_n_4078032.html
Photographer Man Ray: A Film by Jean-Paul Fargier 1998~ https://youtu.be/s8gJJaUuWco

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/25~

After she entered her 80s this American artist, well known for her vivid Surrealist imagery, began to concentrate on writing: producing a novel, an autobiography, and poems that appeared in such periodicals as The New Yorker, The Yale Review and The Paris Review.

From 1935 to 1941, this renowned cartoonist worked for Walt Disney as a story man and animator, with credits on Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Fantasia; his work also appeared in comic books for the company that became DC Comics, and for Dell’s Animal Comics.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/25/august-25/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/24~

Which Renaissance painter, regarded as the first woman artist outside a court or convent, was commissioned to make not only portraits — the typical subject matter for women painters — but also religious and mythological paintings?

Which feminist artist — noted for her series such as Black Paintings and War Series — expressed her outrage and anger in both art and action, joining several activist groups including the Art Workers Coalition and Women Artists in Revolution?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/24/august-24/

The Billboard Creative 2016 exhibition call for submissions:

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~Deadline: October 2, 2016
~Fee is $27 for the first image and $7.00 for every image after (Max 6 images).  We are trying to do everything we can to keep the submission fee as low as possible.
~Open to all artists, domestic and international
~We accept many forms of art – if you can get it on a digital file* we can put it on a billboard. There are great examples of paintings, sculptures, mix media etc on the gallery page.  *(Sorry, we still aren’t accepting video or audio works at this time.)
http://www.thebillboardcreative.com/submit-your-art-1/

via Who We Are — The Billboard Creative

Alexander Milne Calder: Born August 23(?), 1846

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Alexander Milne Calder was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of a tombstone carver. He began his career in Scotland, working for sculptor John Rhind, the father of sculptor J. Massey Rhind while attending the Royal Academy in Edinburgh. He moved to London and worked on the Albert Memorial. Calder immigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled in Philadelphia…In 1873, he was hired by architect John McArthur, Jr. to produce models for the architectural sculpture of Philadelphia City Hall. The commission involved more than 250 pieces in marble and bronze, and took Calder 20 years to complete.~Wikipedia

City Hall (Philadelphia)~ http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/city-hall-philadelphia/

Find A Grave: Alexander Milne Calder~ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35125639

The Calder Family Legacy: Sculpting a City’s Image~
http://www.artesmagazine.com/?p=16248

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Born August 22, 1908

Henri Cartier-Bresson was born on August 22, 1908 in Chanteloup, France. A pioneer in photojournalism, Cartier-Bresson wandered around the world with his camera, becoming totally immersed in his current environment. Considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world biggest events from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968. Henri Cartier-Bresson Biography.com

Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a passion for filmmaking in the 1930’s. He studied cinema with Paul Strand in New York in 1935. When he returned to France, he was hired as the second assistant director to Jean Renoir in 1936 for La vie est à nous and Une partie de campagne, and in 1939 for La Règle du Jeu. Filmography

In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David ‘Chim’ Seymour and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. Henri Cartier-Bresson : French, b. 1908, d. 2004

Henri Cartier-Bresson : Selected Photo Essays