Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/31~

This French draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor, and painter was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, whose career spanned almost six and a half decades and whose influence fundamentally altered the course of modern art.

This Harlem Renaissance sculptor was one of the first African American women to enroll in the Navy; she was commissioned to do a portrait of FDR and the profile of Roosevelt found on the U.S. dime is believed to be based on her artwork.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/30~

Which American photojournalist, renowned for his innovation, integrity, and technical mastery, is credited with developing the photo essay into a sophisticated visual form?

Which American artist, an accomplished painter, was prompted in 1964 by an encounter with renowned sculptor George Segal to focus her attention on sculpture?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/29~

Which French rococo painter was the only pupil of the 18th century artist Antoine Watteau, with whom he quarreled but later reconciled and whose work had a lasting influence upon him?

Which Mexican social realist painter, one of the artists who established “Mexican Muralism”, participated in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Leon Trotsky in May 1940?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/28~

What German-born Dutch Golden Age painter was an ardent student of nature, who frequently sailed in an open boat on the sea in order to study the effects of storms?

What Swiss/French painter & printmaker associated with Les Nabis completed over 1700 paintings, 200 prints, 100s of drawings, and several sculptures during his lifetime?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/27~

What artist, who rose to fame with illustrations mocking the customs of French society during the Belle Époque, was also a painter, printmaker and draftsman?

What French-born American photographer built 4 customized telephoto lenses and 3 close-up cameras, with which he magnified the beauty and intricacies of the world?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/23~

This American abstract painter was an important member of the group of modern artists who were associated with Alfred Stieglitz and his New York galleries.

This Armenian-Canadian portrait photographer’s 1941 image of Winston Churchill is said to be one of the most widely reproduced photos of all time.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/22~

Which 15th century Florentine sculptor was the founder of a family studio primarily associated with the production of works in enameled terra-cotta?

Which American artist first achieved fame as part of SAMO©, an informal graffiti duo in the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/21~

What 15th century Italian painter’s naturalism and use of perspective led Western painting away from the prevailing Gothic style towards the conceptual and stylistic foundations of the Renaissance?

What influential 19th century French Academic Classical painter is now remembered primarily for his influence as a teacher of other artists including Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and Édouard Manet?

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Skowhegan Summer Residency Program in Rural Maine

Skowhegan has a long tradition of offering artists the opportunity to engage fully with their studio practice, with their peers, and with distinguished faculty and mentors. The experience has proven to be transformative time and time again for those artists who are able to take full advantage of the experimentation and critical discourse possible in this unique community in Maine.

While on campus, participants are given individual studio spaces, as well as access to a sculpture studio, a fresco studio, a media lab, a library composed of over 10,000 volumes, over 300-acres of farmland, forests, and lakefront, and a rich community of artists. Alumni often report that the intensity of the Skowhegan experience has had a profound effect on their work and their lives. In order to allow others entry, no participant is allowed to return for a second summer. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2018 Summer Session~ June 9 – August 11  ~  Deadline January 10, 2018
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