Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/30~

What American experimental filmmaker, painter, and sculptor was best known for his films, which combine painting, hand-drawn rotoscoping, photographs, and other materials?

What photographer captured many of the defining images of the U.S. civil rights struggle, winning a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of Coretta Scott King at the funeral of her husband?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/30/september-30/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/29~

What 16th century Venetian painter had an inscription in his studio that read “Michelangelo’s design and Titian’s Color”, seeking as he did to produce the compositional methods of Michelangelo while using the coloring of Titian?

What 17th century Italian artist’s practice of painting directly from posed models violated the idealism of Renaissance theory by establishing that painting could be an extension of everyday experience?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/29/september-29/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/28~

Which French academic artist was the most popular portrait painter of his day, exhibiting at the Paris Salon for the first time in 1844 and appointed professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1864, where he taught until his death?

Which painter, who moved to New York in 1950 as he was dissatisfied with the Japanese contemporary art scene, was the first Japanese-American artist working in the abstract-expressionist style to receive international acclaim?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/28/september-28/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/27~

What 19th century German-born American artist, still famous today as a caricaturist and editorial cartoonist, also illustrated more than 110 books over the course of his career?

What photographer, known for his depictions of the countryside and rural life, was a founding fellow of the Photo-Secession group who promoted photography as a fine art?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/27/september-27/

Winsor McCay: Born September 26, 1867?

WinsorMcCayBiography~ http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/mccay.htmLittleNemo
Winsor McCay: His Life and Art: San Francisco Silent Film Festival~ http://www.silentfilm.org/archive/winsor-mccay-his-life-and-art
Dream of the Rarebit Fiend~ http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-century-old-comic-strip-devoted-to-cheese-fueled-nightmares
Little Nemo in Slumberland~ http://www.gocomics.com/little-nemoTime


9 Films of Winsor McCay~
http://mentalfloss.com/article/54989/beyond-gertie-9-films-winsor-mccay

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/26~

To achieve accuracy in his enormous Raft of the Medusa, for which Eugène Delacroix posed as one of the figures, this painter used a model of the raft and carefully studied real cadavers.

This photographer was educated as a sociologist and was past thirty when he seriously took up photography; he saw the medium as a means of studying and describing the social conditions around him.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/26/september-26/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/25~

What artist — who moved through many styles before arriving at large soft-edged areas of colour — was one of the founders of the Ten, a group of artists sympathetic to abstraction and expressionism that exhibited until 1940?

What artist, often referred to as the “first woman artist of California”, also worked extensively in tapestry, embroideries, and batiks that stylistically resembled her Fauvist paintings?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/25/september-25/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/24~

Which French artist, most famous for his work as a sculptor of animals, made his critical and public mark with pieces representing predatory violence in the wild?

Which Dutch painter and sculptor, whose aristocratic family opposed her desire to become an artist, began to study art after she left her husband in 1923?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/24/september-24/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/23~

Which Belgian painter, introduced to the Surrealists in 1936, developed his own variation on Surrealism which changed very little until blindness forced him to give up painting in 1986?

Which American sculptor, known for her monumental assemblages, struggled financially for decades and was well into her 60s before she could depend on a steady income from her work?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/23/september-23/

Esphyr Slobodkina: Born September 22, 1908

Esphyr Slobodkina was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 1908. The youngest of five children, Slobidkina’s family left there home in 1919 and moved to Vladisvastok to avoid the Russian Revolution.

Slobodkina immigrated to New York in 1928 using a student visa and began attending the National Academy of Design…Over time, she grew to enjoy a composition class taught by muralist Arthur Sinclair Covey (1877-1960). Through his teachings, she met painter and fellow student Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981), whom she married in 1933…Bolotowsky encouraged Slobodkina to evolve her Impressionist style toward abstraction, which would become her primary genre…Slobodkina and her husband amicably divorced in 1938.

She had a significant career change after meeting children’s author Margaret Wise Brown. The two women became fast friends, and Slobodkina began illustrating Brown’s books, beginning with her Big and Little series and continuing until Brown’s death in 1952. In 1940, Slobodkina published her most famous children’s book, Caps for Sale, which “pioneered the use of contemporary abstract forms in children’s books”…Slobodkina [also] maintained an active painting and sculptural career.

The Slobodkina Foundation, an organization designed to promote free programs, scholarships, readings and performances of Slobodkina’s children’s books was created in 2000…Slobodkina died in 2002 in Glen Head, New York at the age of 93.
http://www.sullivangoss.com/esphyr_Slobodkina/

Slobodkina Foundation: Honoring the Life and Work of Esphyr Slobodkina
Art Through the Decades
Esphyr Slobodkina’s books