Kerry James Marshall: Born October 17, 1955

“For me,” he said in his MCA Chicago lecture, “the thing that has the greatest transformative capacity in the art world today, in terms of what people expect to see when they go to the art museum, is a painting that has a black figure in it, because 95 percent of all the other paintings you see are going to have white figures in them. The whole history of representation is built on the representation of white folks. Now, all of that stuff is good, so you have to figure out how to get good like that, and then get in there on the terms that are relevant for now.” Marshall has done this “from the ground up,” as Metropolitan Museum curator Ian Alteveer put it, working through historical styles and genres, including Rococo love scenes, large-scale history paintings, and Impressionist plein air fetes.

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/16~

This Italian sculptor completed more than 150 bronze sculptures, primarily of wildlife, working from live animal models at zoos and abandoning a piece if he could not complete it in one sitting.

This American photographer and filmmaker embraced the ideas of modern painting and sculpture but applied it to his photography, making him a pioneer in 20th century avant-garde photography.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/15~

What romantic American painter remained institutionalized after a breakdown in 1891, during which time prices for work he’d previously sold skyrocketed while his family languished in poverty?

What American modernist painter and photographer was an impressive Colorist, one of the first painters to bring Cubism to America, and a pioneer of the Precisionist movement?

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E.E. Cummings: Born October 14, 1894

selfieFrom his youth, Cummings was fascinated with painting and the fine arts. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1894, he began drawing and writing well before his time at Harvard University. “He drew from childhood just as he wrote poems from childhood. He just knew he wanted to be an artist,” said Cohen.Landscape

“He was an artist first and foremost, and these [writing and painting] were the two forms of expression that were always part of his work,” said Cohen. “It was clear he was good with words, and he was determined he would just stilllifeas good with a pen and paintbrush.”

The Paintings of E.E. Cummings~
“The Agony of the Artist (with a capital A)”~
“The Rebellion of E.E. Cummings”~
Poetry Foundation Biography~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/14~

Which 15th century Florentine painter was a follower of scientific realists and naturalists in artwork and contributed to the fledgling art of landscape painting?

Which 17th century portrait painter was prolific and successful but, as a painter at Charles I’s court, had the bad luck to be overshadowed by Anthony van Dyck?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/13~

What Italian High Renaissance painter started a studio with Fra Bartolomeo, whose technique he copied so well that for years their works were sometimes confused?

What prominent 18th century Scottish portrait-painter eloped with one of his drawing pupils, whose baronet father never forgave her for marrying an artist?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/12~

What artist studied painting, but chose to devote himself entirely to commercial photography and photojournalism until his untimely death in 1959 from a plane crash?

What American Abstract Expressionist painter was particularly well known for his large scale hard-edge paintings, although multiple stylistic changes occurred throughout his career?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/11~

What American painter, loosely grouped with the Precisionists, tried his hand at a number of realistic and quasi-realistic movements before achieving his somehow abstract yet hyper-real style?

What American painter and draftsman said in the late 1950s, “It never occurred to me to join a group which advocated a particular philosophy of art. It would have been unnatural to me”?

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GlogauAIR Artists in Residence Program

GlogauAIR offers the use of a studio space in a superb location in Berlin and a unique experience taking part in the residency program. A base in Berlin to be able to visit the city and its thousand cultural venues and a place where other artists are living a similar experience in an atmosphere of friendship and collaboration.

There are 10 studios distributed in 2 floors. Each floor has shared kitchen, shower, WC and WIFI, basic expenses (maintenance, gas, electricity, and internet) are included.

Artists from all artistic disciplines (installation, video art, sculpture, architecture, electronic music, painting, drawing, performance, photography, net art, etc.) are invited to send us a proposal.

Residency duration: 3 months minimum to 6 months maximum
Deadline for the residency beginning in May 2018: October 31st, 2017
More information and online application here: