February 19~ African-American visual artists


Clarence Matthew “Matt” Baker (1921-1959)
Credited as the first successful African-American comic book artist








Betye Saar (Born 1926)
American-American artist known for assemblages and installations


Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/3~

What American printmaker, painter, and sculptor developed the collagraph, a layered cardboard relief print process that could be carved like a woodcut?

What cartoonist’s most famous character was originally called “Spider”, a college student who became popular when he enlisted in the army during the Korean War?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/03/september-3/

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 5/22~

The only American officially associated with the group later known as the Impressionists, this artist exhibited her work in four of their eight exhibitions, in 1879, 1880, 1881, and 1886.

This famous Belgian illustrator is often considered to be the most influential European comic artist ever and his “clear line” style was widely copied by new generation of comic artists

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/22/may-22/

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~

Carl Barks (March 27, 1901-August 25, 2000)

Carl Barks (March 27, 1901 – August 25, 2000) was a famous Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator, who invented Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). The quality of his scripts and drawings earned him the nicknames The Duck Man and The Good Duck Artist. Fellow comic writer Will Eisner called him “the Hans Christian Andersen of comic books.”