Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/22~

What artist, whom Picture Post magazine called “the greatest war photographer in the world”, died in Vietnam when he stepped on a land mine in 1954?

What artist coined the term Combines for his non-traditional materials and methods which blurred the division between painting and sculpture?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/22/october-22/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/6~

This artist’s 1893 essay, Das Problem der Form (The Problem of Form), asserted that truth is revealed in form, with subject matter of relatively minor importance.

This Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, and writer was one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/06/october-6/

Maya Lin: Born October 5, 1959

Although chiefly known as a sculptor, Lin also has worked on several architectural projects, which often have been noted for their emphasis on sustainability. Some of the high-profile works in this realm include the Langston Hughes Library (1999) and the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City (2009). Never one to fall into artistic complacency, Maya Lin has also created What Is Missing?, a multimedia, multi-location project that focused on bringing awareness to habitat loss.

For her life’s work, Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2009, and a film about the artist, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, won the 1994 Oscar for best documentary. Lin has served as a board member of the National Resources Defense Council and a member of the World Trade Center Site Memorial design jury. In 2016, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.   https://www.biography.com/people/maya-lin-37259

Maya Lin Bio~ http://www.pbs.org/becomingamerican/ap_pjourneys_bio5.html
Maya Lin Studio~ http://www.mayalin.com/
Making the Memorial by Maya Lin~ http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2000/11/02/making-the-memorial/
6 Memorable Designs by Architect Maya Lin~
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/maya-lin-book-topologies

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/10~

In 1886 this Irish-American artist, known for his trompe-l’œil still lifes, had a painting of a five dollar bill seized by the New York police from the wall of a saloon and was arrested for counterfeiting.

This Italian-born French couturière collaborated with the Surrealist artists Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, and Leonor Fini, relying for her designs on both impulse of the moment and serendipitous inspiration.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/10/september-10/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/4~

What German artist contributed significantly to wall design, painting, sculpture, print graphics, advertising, and the stage for the first major exhibition of Bauhaus products in Weimar in 1923?

What Russian-born editor and artist was the editorial director of Condé Nast publications from 1962 to 1994 and is credited with inventing the look of the modern fashion magazine?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/04/september-4/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/28~

Which English painter, illustrator, and designer, a founding member of William Morris’s decorative arts company, had a low-key career until he gained overnight fame with eight paintings at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1877?

Which children’s illustrator said that she was the reincarnation of a sea captain’s wife who lived in the 1800s, and that it was this earlier life she was depicting with her pastel watercolors and delicately penciled lines?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/28/august-28/

Andy Warhol: Born August 6, 1928

Open Culture: Andy Warhol Eats a Burger King Whopper, and We Watch … and Watch
http://www.openculture.com/2011/06/andy_warhol_eats_a_burger_and_we_watch_and_watch.html

The Andy Warhol Museum~ http://www.warhol.org/
The Andy Warhol Family Album~ http://www.warhola.com/index.html
Figment, a live feed of Warhol’s gravesite~ http://www.warhol.org/figment/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/3~

This largely self-taught Hungarian-born painter and commercial artist gained a reputation as one of America’s finest children’s book illustrators during the 1950s and 60s.

This jewelry artist, educator and goldsmith also worked in automobile design, toy design, fashion design, illustration, experimental metal research, and product development.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/03/august-3/

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?

Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.

 

via Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

http://www.printmag.com/design-inspiration/the-letterpress-journals-guardians-of-the-craft/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/24~

Although he was considered a Spanish artist, this painter was born in Italy and most active in France, clearly more influenced by Parisian artists and never participating in national exhibitions in Spain.

A struggling and relatively unknown painter of Czech origin living in Paris, this artist achieved immediate fame when in December 1894 he accepted a commission to create a poster for Sarah Bernhardt.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/24/july-24/