March 28~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

Bridget Riley CH CBE (Born 1931)
British painter and designer central to the Op art movement of the 1960s
http://www.op-art.co.uk/bridget-riley/

Zephyr / 1976 / Acrylic on linen / 88”x42”

 

 

 

 

Eva Hesse (1936-1970)
German-born American sculptor who brought organic, emotional, and kinetic aspects to minimalism
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/eva-hesse

Untitled (Rope Piece) / 1969-70 / Latex, rope, string, and wire / Dimensions variable

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/31~

What artist is perhaps best known for the two bronze lions that mark the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago Building?

In 2000, the AIA recognized one of which architect’s buildings as the fourth most significant structure of the twentieth century?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/31/january-31/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/25~

What Dutch Golden Age artist’s early works were so similar in style and subject to Rembrandt that collectors once thought that they were Rembrandt’s?

What Japanese game designer’s all-time classic video game concept of eating in order to gain power was inspired by Popeye?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/25/january-25/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/6~

In 1861, this artist self-published a folio edition of etchings for Dante’s Inferno, which became instantly successful and to this day colors our collective imaginings of the Divine Comedy.

This Russian suprematist/constructivist painter, theatrical designer, and book illustrator divided her life between Kiev, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vienna, and Paris.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/06/january-6/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/4~

What American Modernist painter, poet, & essayist, whose work changed direction several times, often responded to praise by exclaiming, “Oh, but just wait and see what I will paint next year”?

What French painter, sculptor, illustrator, designer, & writer, who once worked as a pattern-drawer in an embroidery studio, had his first major retrospective at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1941?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/04/january-4/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/20~

What Dutch-Indonesian painter — who worked in various styles including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, Impressionism, and Pointillism — was also an illustrator and graphic designer?

What American artist produced caricatures for the New York Review of Books for nearly 45 years — as well as for Esquire, Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and more?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/20/december-20/

Ray Eames: Born December 15, 1912

Ray-Ray was the nickname given to Bernice Alexandra Kaiser by her family. Beyond that, little is known of her childhood in Sacramento, although Ray’s artistic talent was evidently recognized early on. After high school she left California with her widowed mother for New York City, where she studied with the German Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann and exhibited her paintings. After her mother’s death, Ray left New York for further training at the Art Academy in Cranbrook, Michigan, where Charles Eames was one of her teachers and mentors. After divorcing his first wife, Charles married Ray in 1941 in Chicago. The couple left immediately for Southern California, where they opened a design office.

An extraordinary personal and artistic collaboration began with this move, an unusually creative
partnership that resulted in innovative designs for furniture, houses, monuments, exhibitions
—even toys.

http://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/biography/ray-eames/


Eames Foundation~ http://eamesfoundation.org/
Official site of Ray and Charles Eames~ http://www.eamesoffice.com/eames-office/charles-and-ray/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/13~

This Dutch painter and designer was part of the Dutch modernism movement in the 1920’s, creating lithographic posters for a variety of clients including KLM, Amstel, and the 1928 Summer Olympics.

This Catalan artist began drawing in his teens during a long convalescence from a serious illness contracted in 1940, and later abandoned his law studies to devote himself entirely to art.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/13/december-13/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/9~

What versatile 20th century Dutch graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist always referred to his posters as “street paintings”?

What American photographer initially took photographs to record images for use in paintings, but came to prefer the camera to the brush?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/09/december-9/