Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/16~

Which post-war Soviet Union painter, despite the mixed critical reception to his work, was able to lead a highly successful career due to his many supporters in the state cultural bureaucracy?

Which contemporary French fashion designer enrolled in art history and museum studies, planning to become a museum curator, until he realized that his true calling was fashion and costume design?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/8~

Which 17th century Italian painter, whose principal works are his frescoes, was also a renowned portraitist who won commissions to paint seven consecutive popes?

Which designer — who brought his minimal style to logos, packaging, corporate identities, and more — is best known for his film posters and title sequences?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/17~

Which artist, whose fame spread primarily through prints, is best remembered for the paintings on the Strasbourg astronomical clock?

Which English designer wrote “What Is a Designer”, containing stern reminders of the importance of sound craftsmanship and designers’ moral responsibilities?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/8~

This 19th century artist worked almost entirely in watercolours or chalks, although his style was such that at first glance his paintings look like oils.

This former schoolteacher came to be known as one of the most influential British fashion designers of the 20th century, often cited as punk’s creator.

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Jan Tschichold: Born April 2, 1902

TSCHICHOLD, JAN 1963 © ERLING MANDELMANNBy 1945, Tschichold had gained fame in the typographic world for the books he designed, as well as those he wrote, altogether an impressive list. His beautiful work and impeccable craftsmanship made him the logical choice when Allen Lane wanted somebody to develop an orderly system of design for his Penguin Books.

Tschichold combined a series of grids with a set of rules of composition and forced their acceptance by a reluctant, sometimes rebellious, printing craft. His perseverance served to inspire tremendous improvement in the quality of all British books, as his techniques were admired and imitated.


Returning home, Tschichold picked up his career as book designer and typographical consultant for publishing and business. Along the way, he developed Sabon, the first typeface to be identical in appearance in Linotype, Monotype and hand composition.

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/24~

Which artist decided to start a domestic furnishing company along with the friends who assisted him in designing the interior of his own home?

What artist was initially drawn to music, but began exhibiting as a painter in 1909 in Amsterdam?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/19~

What artist is best known for his standing nude female figures, robust despite seldom being more than ten inches tall?

What artist was also a teacher whose courses attracted young artists such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and Robert Rauschenberg?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/10~

There is little biographical information available for this Dutch Golden Age painter, who mostly signed his works as Rvries.

By the mid-1950s, this artist’s furniture designs were selling so well that he was able to devote his time exclusively to sculpture.

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