Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/2~

Which painter created a number of works that used stylized, abstract forms at a remarkably early date — 1910 and 1911 — and is considered the first American artist to have created such purely nonrepresentational imagery?

Which painter — who exhibited in the first Der Blaue Reiter exhibition in Munich, December 1911 — was the only American artist associated with this group of early 20th Century European Modernists?

Answers here~

Auguste Bartholdi: Born on August 2, 1834

2In 1865, a French political intellectual and anti-slavery activist named Edouard de Laboulaye proposed that a statue representing liberty be built for the United States. This monument would honor the United States’ centennial of independence and the friendship3 with France. French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi supported Laboulaye’s idea and in 1870 began designing the statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World.”
While Bartholdi was designing the Statue, he also took a trip to the United States in 1871. During the trip, Bartholdi selected Bedloe’s Island as the site for the Statue. Although the island was small, it was visible to every ship entering New York Harbor, which Bartholdi viewed as the “gateway to America.”
Creating the Statue of Liberty~

1Stunning Photos of the Statue of Liberty Being Built in Paris~

Vintage Photos: Construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris and NYC~

Biography of Auguste Bartholdi~