Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/31~

What artist is perhaps best known for the two bronze lions that mark the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago Building?

In 2000, the AIA recognized one of which architect’s buildings as the fourth most significant structure of the twentieth century?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/31/january-31/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/7~

Which 17th century Italian sculptor, architect, and city planner is credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture?

Which American modernist painter considered the Armory Show the “greatest single influence” he experienced in his work?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/07/december-7/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/30~

What 16th-century northern Italian architect summarized his rules in a landmark publication which was widely translated and spread his influence throughout Europe and into the New World?

What painter’s shift from representation to abstraction occurred between 1938 and 1942 — a reason why he is credited with laying the groundwork for the Abstract Expressionist movement?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/30/november-30/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/17~

What 16th century Florentine painter’s unemotional yet stylish technique for portraying his subjects went on to influence a century of European court portraiture?

What modern American artist collaborated with others in a range of disciplines and schools including mass-production, e.g. designing a table for Herman Miller still being sold today?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/17/november17/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/9~

What Swiss-American photographer took the suggestion of Walker Evans to apply for the Guggenheim Fellowship that would result in his most famous book?

What renowned American architect may be best known today for the scandal surrounding his murder by the jealous husband of a former lover?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/09/november-9/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/6~

This artist’s 1893 essay, Das Problem der Form (The Problem of Form), asserted that truth is revealed in form, with subject matter of relatively minor importance.

This Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, and writer was one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/06/october-6/

Maya Lin: Born October 5, 1959

Although chiefly known as a sculptor, Lin also has worked on several architectural projects, which often have been noted for their emphasis on sustainability. Some of the high-profile works in this realm include the Langston Hughes Library (1999) and the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City (2009). Never one to fall into artistic complacency, Maya Lin has also created What Is Missing?, a multimedia, multi-location project that focused on bringing awareness to habitat loss.

For her life’s work, Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and a film about the artist, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, won the 1994 Oscar for best documentary. Lin has served as a board member of the National Resources Defense Council and a member of the World Trade Center Site Memorial design jury. In 2016, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.   https://www.biography.com/people/maya-lin-37259

Maya Lin Bio~ http://www.pbs.org/becomingamerican/ap_pjourneys_bio5.html
Maya Lin Studio~ http://www.mayalin.com/
Making the Memorial by Maya Lin~ http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2000/11/02/making-the-memorial/
6 Memorable Designs by Architect Maya Lin~
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/maya-lin-book-topologies

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/20~

Perhaps the most famous father-son duo in the architectural world, these two designers left profound influences upon the cities where they did their work, were awarded AIA Gold Medals, and share the same day of birth.

Starting in 1957 this photographer’s husband-and-wife team traveled through Europe and North America taking photographs of industrial architecture and organizing them into series based on functional typologies.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/20/august-20/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/4~

This artist blazed a spectacular but short-lived trail through Flanders during the second quarter of the 16th Century as a painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, designer, writer, publisher, traveler and entrepreneur.

This painter was one of the artists dubbed the Irascible 18 after she and 17 prominent Abstract Expressionists signed an open letter to the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accusing the museum of hostility to “advanced art”.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/04/august-4/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/30~

What Italian painter, architect, and writer is best known today for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, which was first published in 1550?

What British sculptor turned down a knighthood in 1951 because he felt “such a title might tend to cut me off from fellow artists whose work has aims similar to mine”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/30/july-30/