Pride Month~ June 20

Jasper Johns (Born 1930)
Iconic artist defined the period between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/03/22/jasper-johns-flag-is-a-flag/

Watchman / 1967 / Lithograph / Sheet: 36 1/16”x24 3/16″

 

 

David Hockney (Born 1937)
British painter, printmaker, photographer, and designer
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/hockney-david-b-1937

Blue Interior and Two Still Lifes / 1965 / Acrylic on canvas / 57”x56 3/4”

March 16~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sarah Purser (1848-1943)
Irish painter, stained glass artist, patron, collector, and administrator
http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100355481

Le Petit Déjeuner / 1881 / Oil on canvas / 14”x10.5”

 

Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934)
American portrait photographer; one of the founders of the Photo-Secession group
http://iphf.org/inductees/gertrude-kasebier/

The Sketch / 1903 / Platinum print / 6”x8 1/8”

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/

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 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 9/15~

Which American architectural sculptor (whose work ornamented more than 30 buildings) also designed and sculpted medals, the Newbury and Caldecott being his most famous?

Which American artist is best known for his vivid, frequently surrealist, depictions of Southern life that focus on the social issues of racial injustice and violence during the 1940s?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/15/september-15/

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/