March 29~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Judy Chicago (Born 1939)
American feminist artist, art educator, and writer known for large collaborative art installations
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/chicago-judy

Female Rejection Drawing from the Rejection Quintet / 1974 / Colored pencil and graphite on paper / 40”x30”

 

Carrie Mae Weems (Born 1953)
African-American photographer, performance artist, activist, filmmaker, and videographer
http://carriemaeweems.net/bio.html

Untitled (Kitchen Table Series) / 1990 / Gelatin silver print / 27 1/4”x27”

March 20~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979), The first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ey-exhibition-sonia-delaunay/delaunay-introduction

Dubonnet / 1914 / Watercolour on canvas / 24”x30”

Amelia Pelaez (1897-1968)
Participant in the vanguardia and the classical phases of Cuban modernism
https://sophia.smith.edu/global-modern-women-artists/amelia-palaez/biography/

Marañones (Cashews) / 1939-1940 / Oil on canvas / 24 3/8”x30 1/2”

March 17~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852-1936), Arts & Crafts artist created paintings, embroideries, illuminations, and illustrations
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/features/phoebe-anna-traquair

Annunciation (study for mural) / 1900 / Tempera on card / 11”x9”

 

Nampeyo (c.1859-1942)
One of the most important figures in Native American Pottery
https://www.adobegallery.com/artist/Nampeyo_of_Hano_1857_19428853486

Jar / c.1910 / Ceramic / H-8 1/4” W-14 1/4”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/20~

One of the most influential ceramic designers of the 20th century, this British ceramic artist was herself inspired by the Art Deco, Cubism, and De Stijl movements.

In 1863, this photographer’s innovations in the field were finally officially acknowledged when he received the prestigious cross of the French Legion of Honor.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/20/january-20/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/13~

This 20th century American artist’s time as a volunteer restoring Native American clay vessels inspired his own hand-built pieces, which he would build, break, and reassemble after painting and glazing them.

One of the most famous Neoclassical artists in 19th century Europe, this Danish/Icelandic sculptor spent forty years in Italy and celebrated the date of his arrival there as his “Roman birthday.”

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/13/november-13/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/25~

This Spanish artist with a prolific output that includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, costumes — and even plays and poems — spent most of his adult life in France.

This late-blooming American expressionist painter and printmaker studied biochemical engineering at City College of New York for three years before switching to fine arts in his last year.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/25/october-25/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/20~

This Italian Renaissance ceramist and sculptor was the nephew of Luca della Robbia and assumed control of the family workshop after his uncle’s death in 1482.

This 20th century Japanese painter practiced the nihonga style of painting, which uses traditional Japanese artistic conventions, techniques, and materials.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/20/october-20/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/7~

What experimental artist, known for Abstract Figurative and Early Modern styles, was one of the first African-American artists working in California to achieve a national reputation?

What Quebec painter and sculptor was the only Canadian artist involved with the seminal post-World War II École de Paris (School of Paris)?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/07/october-7/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/11~

This American artist’s functional pottery ended up in hundreds of collections, including the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

This Moscow-born artist, along with his co-founder of the Soviet Pop and Conceptual Art movement in Russia, emigrated to Israel, and then to New York, in response to their arrest and the destruction of their artwork.

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

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/19~

This house-painter and handyman was the center of a furor in 1927 when he became the first living self-taught artist to be recognized by the American art establishment, upon his acceptance to the Carnegie International exhibition.

One of the members of the Bloomsbury circle, this painter, sculptor, writer, and educator began to study pottery at the age of 25 and in 1935 went to Staffordshire to acquire the necessary technical knowledge.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/19/august-19/