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/

Residencies~ Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Artist in Residency Program 2017
Residencies are open to writers, painters, printmakers, sculptors, musicians, ceramicists and farmers.  Each participating artist will be required to give a reading or a lecture and gallery exhibition or performance to the Castle Hill community and the general public.

The Castle Hill Campus has a well-equipped ceramic studio and houses electric and gas kilns, a salt kiln, and a wood-fired kiln. It has a darkroom (October, November) and a media/computer lab. Life-modeling sessions are held on a weekly basis. The Edgewood Farm Campus has a well-equipped printmaking studio as well as studio space alongside living spaces for painters, photographers and writers, and an outdoor work-space for sculptors.

The residency programs are offered during 2 terms each year in the spring and fall for three months periods. Time frames will range from one month to three month, plus week-long retreats in September.

Details, application here: Opportunities — Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/24~

What Pennsylvania artist and collector built his tile factory, museum, and house using coarse-textured and unconcealed reinforced concrete, an especially unusual building material for a house?

Of what artist did a writer for the Chicago Daily News state in 1934: “[He] might have developed into America’s greatest painter had he not chosen to become America’s greatest art teacher”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/24/june-24/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/26~

What Flemish-born Baroque painter was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, going on to become a professor and later the rector?

What contemporary ceramist is noted for his ability to work in porcelain and overglaze enamels with infinite patience and dexterity?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/26/may-26/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/19~

What Italian Renaissance artist, known for ceramic sculpture with colorful glazes, was a member of Florence’s most prestigious family of terracotta sculptors?

What painter from a famous family of early American artists was able to maintain a career for about sixty years and support herself without marrying, unusual in the 1800s?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/19/may-19/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/17~

The watercolor medium fascinated this painter throughout his career, and in 1925 he and two other artists founded the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, which continues actively to this day.

This self-taught Virginian ceramist has work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, and other museums and private collections.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/17/may-17/