Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/17~

This artist was the leading painter of Roman monuments and ruins during the 18th century, especially popular with English and French visitors who desired souvenirs of their travels in Rome.

This artist is renowned for his visual explorations of metamorphosis, complex architectural mazes involving perspectival games, and the representation of impossible spaces.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/16~

What Russian painter and designer followed her early Impressionist period in the early 1900s with a succession of styles including a near-abstract Rayonist style, Cubism, Futurism and other idioms?

What artist, closely associated with the development of Pop art in the early 1960s, frequently affixed everyday objects such as tools, rope, shoes, articles of clothing, and even a bathroom sink to his canvases?

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Irving Penn: Born June 16, 1917

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CapoteThe photographer Irving Penn put Marcel Duchamp in a corner, exposed Colette’s forehead and swaddled Rudolf Nureyev’s lithe body in layers of winter clothing. His subjects, who included many of the greatest creative talents of the 20th century, emerged from their portrait sessions with their carefully shaped personas profoundly shaken. Mr. Penn died on Oct. 7, 2009; he was 92.Fashion1
As one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, Mr. Penn’s signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide.
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/p/irving_penn/index.html

Vogue: Irving Penn~ http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/photographer/irving-penn/#13264775

Fashion2Art Institute of Chicago: Irving Penn Archives~ http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/IrvingPennArchivesIgor

Time Magazine: Appreciation –The Photos of Irving Penn~ http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1929105,00.html

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/15~

What Seventeenth Century painter explained that, to him, various subjects made different demands on an artist and required very different expressive means to properly fulfill them?

What artist–renowned for drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculpture–drew the famous 1976 New Yorker cover “View of the World from 9th Avenue”?

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Margaret Bourke-White: Born June 14, 1904

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standardoflvngMargaret Bourke-White was a pioneering photojournalist whose insightful pictures of 1930s Russia, German industry, and the impact of the Depression and drought in the American midwest established her reputation…In 1927 she graduated from Cornell University with a degree in biology, but she spent most of her time establishing herself as a professional photographer. Bourke-White opened her first studio in her apartment in Cleveland, Ohio.
http://www.moma.org/interactives/objectphoto/artists/712.htmlairplane

campAs an artist, Bourke-White continued to use photography as an instrument to examine social issues from a humanitarian perspective. She witnessed and documented some of the 20th century’s most notable moments, including the liberation of German concentration camps by General Patton in 1945, the release of Mahatma Gandhi from prison in 1946, and the effects of South African labor exploitation in the 1950s. Her career was cut short in 1966 due to Parkinson’s disease, and she died in 1971.
http://www.phillipscollection.org/research/american_art/bios/bourkewhite-bio.htm

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum~ http://www.iphf.org/hall-of-fame/margaret-bourke-white/

LIFELIFE’s First-Ever Cover Story~ http://time.com/3764198/lifes-first-ever-cover-story-building-the-fort-peck-dam-1936/

Shorpy Archives~ http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/208

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/14~

What British author and illustrator, best known for his humorous cartoon drawings in the 1930s and 1940s, was once a salesman of advertising space for the Daily Telegraph?

What politically radical graphic artist of the 1930s went on to acclaim as an illustrator of dozens of children’s and nature books?

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Christo (June 13, 1935) & Jeanne-Claude (June 13, 1935–Nov. 18, 2009)

The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born in the same hour on the same day, June 13, 1935. Christo Vladimirov Javacheff was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, of a Bulgarian industrialist family. Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon was born in Casablanca, Morocco, of a French military family. The couple first met in Paris in 1958, while Christo was working on Packages and Wrapped Objects. Their only child, the poet Cyril Christo, was born May 11, 1960.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/thegates/html/artists.html

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/13~

He considered photography his hobby, but this French photographer and painter is known for his photos of automobile races, planes and Parisian models.

This Swiss-German painter and printmaker was one of the most prolific and skilled creator of woodcut illustrations in the 16th century.

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