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/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/23~

What Mexican painter, along with Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, helped lead the revival of Mexican mural painting in the 1920s?

What early-20th-century Russian-born French illustrator and designer chose his pseudonym from the French pronunciation of his initials?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/23/november-23/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/17~

What 16th century Florentine painter’s unemotional yet stylish technique for portraying his subjects went on to influence a century of European court portraiture?

What modern American artist collaborated with others in a range of disciplines and schools including mass-production, e.g. designing a table for Herman Miller still being sold today?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/17/november17/