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/

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/

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/

Bill Moggridge: June 25, 1943-September 8, 2012

In 2010, as the new director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Bill Moggridge rode into New York from California with a formidable resume: cofounder of Ideo, inventor of the first laptop computer, author of the seminal work on interaction design, educator, and winner of a slew of international design awards.
But as a city full of designers and design-lovers was quick to discover, rarely has such an illustrious bio been animated by such a delightful person.

“If there is a simple, easy principle that binds everything I have done together, it is my interest in people and their relationship to things.”
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670751/in-remembrance-of-bill-moggridge-1943-2012

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/24~

What Pennsylvania artist and collector built his tile factory, museum, and house using coarse-textured and unconcealed reinforced concrete, an especially unusual building material for a house?

Of what artist did a writer for the Chicago Daily News state in 1934: “[He] might have developed into America’s greatest painter had he not chosen to become America’s greatest art teacher”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/24/june-24/

Charles Rennie Mackintosh~ Born June 7, 1868

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868-10 December 1928) was
a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the Post-Impressionist movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. He had considerable influence on European design. He was born in Glasgow…

https://alchetron.com/Charles-Rennie-Mackintosh-1221200-W

Mackintosh was apprenticed to a local architect John Hutchison, but in 1889 he transferred to the larger, more established city practice of Honeyman and Keppie.

To complement his architectural apprenticeship, Mackintosh enrolled for evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art where he pursued various drawing programmes.
https://www.crmsociety.com/about-mackintosh/charles-rennie-mackintosh/

In the 1890s he was part of ‘The Four’ – an informal grouping with the English sisters Margaret and Frances Macdonald and James Herbert McNair – that produced some of the most inventive decorative art and graphic design of the period. His major achievements include his masterpiece  The Glasgow School of Art, the villas Windyhill and The Hill House, Scotland Street School, and a series of city-centre tea room interiors. In common with many of his contemporaries he believed that the architect was responsible not just for the fabric of a building, but for every detail of its interior design. http://www.glasgowmackintosh.com/mackintosh

Despite this success and with his undoubted influence abroad, Mackintosh’s work met with considerable indifference at home and his career in Glasgow declined. Few private clients were sufficiently sympathetic to want his ‘total design’ of house and interior and he was incapable of compromise.

In 1923 the Mackintoshes left London for the South of France where Mackintosh gave up all thoughts of architecture and design and devoted himself entirely to painting landscapes. He died in London, of cancer, on 10 December 1928.
http://www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/mackintosh-building-tours/charles-rennie-mackintosh/

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society~ https://www.crmsociety.com/