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/

Arts Letters & Numbers Residency Program


http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/

Arts Letters & Numbers was founded in 2011. At that point the summer workshop was the driving force of the organization. When the facilities grew so did the program. In 2015 the first Artist in Residence arrived.
 
Residencies may be from 1 week to 12 weeks. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.
 
Shared accommodations sleeps 2 to 4 people $175/week. Private rooms $275/week. There are three shared bathrooms in the house. The kitchen and fridges are shared. There is a large industrial 6 burner stove for use by all residents. Although residents are responsible for their own meals, it is often the case that everyone in the house gathers to cook and share dinners together.

There are a limited number of Residency Work Scholarships available. Scholarships are only for residencies 8 weeks or longer. Please enquire if you are interested in work exchange discount.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed within 14 – 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your application do not hesitate to ask at info@artslettersandnumbers.com

Apply online~ http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/programs/residency-1
David Gersten, Founding Director~ http://www.risd.edu/people/david-gersten/

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 8/29~

What 17th-Century Italian artist’s paintings consist primarily of devotional images of the Virgin and Holy Family in a 15th-Century Raphaelesque manner?

What French Neoclassical painter assumed guardianship of traditional Neoclassicism against the Romanticism represented by his nemesis Eugene Delacroix?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/29/august-29/

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 8/27~

This Dutch Golden Age artist, specializing in richly detailed flower paintings and other still lifes, often included an image of a red admiral butterfly (symbolizing life, death and resurrection) in various locations within her paintings.

This American artist, once described as combining “bad taste and good ideas”, worked in every conceivable medium — found objects, textile banners, assemblage, collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, music, video, and photography.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/27/august-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/26~

What Mexican painter brainstormed with printmaker and publisher Luis Remba to create Mixografia, a bas-relief printing process that results in works that are mural-sized yet three-dimensional in texture?

What 20th Century African-American artist and art educator worked in both figural and abstract styles, with forms inspired by the dynamic compositions of African sculpture, painting, and textile design?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/26/august-26/