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/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/6~

Which artist began his career modeling designs for Wedgwood, later becoming an illustrator and a prolific sculptor of funerary monuments and reliefs?

Which third-generation member of a family of artists once worked in the studio of his friend Andy Warhol, whose portrait he painted?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/06/july-6/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/3~

What painter had a nearly sixty-year career on two continents, moving from Boston to London in 1774 and adapting his successful American portrait style to the more painterly British approach?

What Hungarian artist was a painter but earned his living from poster and graphic design works, writing and publishing extensively about commercial art?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/03/july-3/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/26~

This English late 18th-century painter had early professional success and produced a huge amount of work, in spite of leading a dissolute life and often being drunk, in hiding from his creditors, or in prison.

This designer, illustrator, co-founder of Pushpin Studio, and 2009 National Medal of the Arts award recipient (the first graphic designer to receive this award) also founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/26/june-26-2/

Peter Blake: Born June 25, 1932

Peter graduated from the RCA in 1956 having also completed his National Service. He received the Leverhulme Research Award to study popular art whilst travelling Europe and went on to teach for several years at various London Art Schools, all the while working and exhibiting. His first solo show was held in the Portal Gallery in 1962 and since the early 70s his work has regularly been exhibited in one-man shows and retrospectives around the world. In 1981 he was elected a member of the Royal Academy and in 1994 was made the Third Associate Artist of the National Gallery. He was Knighted in 2002.
Sir Peter Blake | Illustrators | Central Illustration Agency

SPLHCB

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, released by EMI Records in 1967, is arguably the most famous album sleeve of all time. The image on the album cover is composed of a collage of celebrities. There are 88 figures, including the band members themselves. Pop artist Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth conceived and constructed the set, including all the life-sized cut-outs of historical figures. The set was photographed, with the Beatles standing in the centre, by Michael Cooper. Copyright was a problem as Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager, had to locate each person in order to get permission to use their image in this context.

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/20~

This French-born sculptor left for Copenhagen in 1753 to execute a bronze equestrian statue of Frederick V of Denmark and stayed there for twenty years, becoming director of the Danish Academy of Art.

This artist, best known for his collages, worked in several genres and media including: Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, & what came to be known as installation art.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/20/june-20/