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”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/15/june-15/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/2~

What American cartoonist and pioneering female comic book artist helped create the long-running Marvel Comics characters Millie the Model and Patsy Walker?

What Dutch photographer’s major theme, people in transitional moments, was formed when she began her breakthrough Beach Portrait series (begun in 1992)?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/02/june-2/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/31~

This painter was only five years old when his father died and he grew up in Florence under the care of Il Bronzino, a family friend.

Best known for the creation of the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers”, this artist was one of the pioneers of the Underground Comix movement.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/31/may-31/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/24~

In the early 19th Century, this sculptor began scouring the French countryside for medieval antiques to sell to raise money; this resulted in a personal collection which forms a core part of The Cloisters in New York City.

In 1956, this artist designed an updated version of the DC superhero Flash, the character that heralded the wholesale return of superheroes and the beginning of what fans and historians call the Silver Age of comics.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/24/may-24/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/15~

What American painter explained that his imagery derives from “things the mind already knows,” familiar icons such as flags, targets, stenciled numbers, and maps of the US?

What cartoonist/illustrator, his provocative work rejected by editors in London, began traveling back and forth to the US in search of a more hospitable publishing environment?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/15/may-15/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/5~

This Philippine painter is best remembered for painting landscapes, portraits, and everyday scenes with people depicted as simple yet regal in their daily activities.

This artist worked on the classic ‘Mickey Mouse’ newspaper strip, and is the artist that shaped Mickey’s comics character and gave him his first big adventures.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/05/may-5/

Clifford Berryman: Born April 2, 1869

Clifford K. Berryman (1869-1949) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist, perhaps best known for inspiring the Teddy Bear toy. As a draftsman, illustrator, and cartoonist, Berryman always worked in pen and ink. Berryman satirized both Democrats and Republicans with a light-hearted approach.

Born April 2, 1869 in Clifton, Kentucky, he never attended art school and was entirely self-taught. His first job, in 1886, was as a draftsman at the United States Patent Office in D.C. From 1891 to 1896, he worked as a general illustrator and it was during this time that he learned cartooning by studying contemporary cartoons and copying the artist’ styles.

Berryman’s illustration entitled “And Boys, Remember the Maine!”, which appeared in the Washington Post on April 3, 1898, depicts an angry Uncle Sam addressing sailors as the USS Maine sinks in the background. “Remember the Maine,” became the battle-cry for American sailors during the Spanish-American War.

Berryman originated the “Teddy Bear” in his illustration “Drawing the Line in Mississippi”, published November 16, 1902 in the Post. It showed President Theodore Roosevelt refusing to shoot a captured cub during a bear hunt. This is the cartoon which inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy and call it the Teddy Bear. This little bear appeared in cartoons drawn by Berryman throughout Roosevelt’s career.


Berryman drew thousands of cartoons, first with the Washington Post and then with the Washington Star, where he drew cartoons until his death on December 11, 1949. Berryman’s cartoons can be found at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and George Washington University.

Biography~ https://alchetron.com/Clifford-K-Berryman-1222344-W
Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman~
https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/running-for-office/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/17~

What French Rococo painter, engraver, and tapestry designer is especially remembered for his naturalistic scenes of animals and of hunting?

What comic strip artist is also a cartoon historian who co-authored a book about the art of George Herriman?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/03/17/march-17/