February 14~ African-American visual artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Ormes (1911-1985), First African-American Female Syndicated Cartoonist
http://theweeklychallenger.com/jackie-ormes-the-first-professional-african-american-woman-cartoonist/

Torchy in Heartbeats / The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Prominent African-American artist and writer
https://beardenfoundation.org/romare-bearden/

Sunday After Sermon / 1969 / Collage on cardboard / 40”x50”

 

February 12~ African-American visual artists

Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998)
African-American painter, educator, and champion of international black artists
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lois-Mailou-Jones

Jeanne, Martiniquaise / 1938 / Oil on canvas / 24”x28 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elmer Simms Campbell (1906-1971)
First African-American illustrator to break the color line in mass-market publications
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/simms_campbell_e.htm

New Yorker cover / February 3rd, 1934 / Painting

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/29~

This painter played an important role in the formative years of the New York School, but did not achieve recognition for his own work until late in his career.

Despite 27 years of  clashes with Disney, this artist and children’s book author rose through the ranks to become both illustrator and screenwriter before finally leaving.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/29/january-29/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/26~

What 18th century French artist made his reputation with his acclaimed marble sculpture of Mercury, now in the Louvre?

What Pulitzer Prize-winning Village Voice satirical cartoonist went on to author books, plays, revues, and screenplays?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/26/january-26/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/17~

What American figurative sculptor’s lifelike figures, made of cast fiberglass and polyester resin and dressed in everyday clothes, often fooled the public into believing that they were viewing real people?

What cartoonist left Havana for New York in May 1960, knowing only Spanish, but with his daughter acting as interpreter went to the offices of Mad Magazine with his drawings and was hired on the spot?

Answers here~ http://tinyurl.com/zkau5xz

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/10~

This prominent late 19th/early 20th century illustrator’s most famous poster was a young woman dressed in a Navy uniform with the caption, “If I were a man, I would join the Navy”.

This American artist’s images depicted the flapper era in a way that both satirized and influenced the styles of the time, and have continued to define the jazz age for subsequent generations.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/10/january-10/

Mary Blair: Born October 21, 1911

Her vibrant colors and stylized designs pervade Disney animated films from 1943 to 1953 (such as THE THREE CABALLEROS, CINDERELLA, ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND PETER PAN). A prolific artist, during the 1950’s and 60’s she brought eye-appealing flair to children’s books (I CAN FLY), advertisements, theatrical set designs, and large-scale theme park murals and attractions (such as Disneyland’s IT’S A SMALL WORLD).

Though much of her art veers away from naturalism toward abstraction, she was one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists; he personally responded to her use of color, naïve graphics, and the storytelling aspect in her pictures…
About Mary~ http://magicofmaryblair.com/about-mary.htm

Biography~ http://www.californiawatercolor.com/pages/mary-blair-biography
MARY BLAIR (1911-1978)~ http://www.sullivangoss.com/mary_Blair/

Winsor McCay: Born September 26, 1867?

WinsorMcCayBiography~ http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/mccay.htmLittleNemo
Winsor McCay: His Life and Art: San Francisco Silent Film Festival~ http://www.silentfilm.org/archive/winsor-mccay-his-life-and-art
Dream of the Rarebit Fiend~ http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-century-old-comic-strip-devoted-to-cheese-fueled-nightmares
Little Nemo in Slumberland~ http://www.gocomics.com/little-nemoTime


9 Films of Winsor McCay~
http://mentalfloss.com/article/54989/beyond-gertie-9-films-winsor-mccay

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/6~

What Mad Magazine artist studied architecture at the University of Mexico, despite having already begun his cartooning career at age 17 by selling professionally to a wide array of Mexican publications?

What Post-Minimal painter also designed two large mosaic murals for the New York City subway system: one at the 59th Street/Lexington Avenue station and another at the 23rd Street/Ely Avenue Station?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/06/september-6/