Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/18~

This 16th century Italian artist established the local tradition of historical fresco painting through his many decorations of Genoese churches and palaces.

This Flemish artist was active in the southern Netherlands at the time when demand was high for decorative schemes embodying the tenets of the Counter-Reformation.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/23~

After working since the 1870s in the Impressionist style, this French painter and printmaker’s colors began to grow somber after 1900, reflecting his shift to portraying biblical, courtroom, and World War I scenes.

Per his request, this American installation artist and assemblage sculptor was buried in the front seat of his brown 1940 Packard Coupe with a dollar, a deck of cards, a bottle of Chianti, and the ashes of his dog.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/2~

Which 18th century landscape painter and his brother, two of the many famous painters from the Dutch city of Dordrecht, were pupils of their father?

Which photographer studied painting in college but pursued photography instead, becoming best known for her portraits of VIPs and celebrities?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/27~

What Uruguayan-born American figural painter is known for his paintings and drawings depicting American life in the early 20th century, and Spanish life and society?

What American sculptor moved to California in 1955 where, in addition to his sculptures, he designed sets for TV studios and worked as art director for the Ernie Kovacs Show?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/26~

Although this draftsman and painter left Germany in 1933, his art continued to disturb the Nazis, who labeled him “Cultural Bolshevist Number One”, destroyed works he’d left behind, and included others in their 1937 Degenerate Art exhibition.

During the German occupation of Luxembourg, this sculptor refused to register with the Nazi Culture Guild, and participated in the National Strike of 1942; he was arrested and imprisoned in the Neumünster Abbey, which today is home to his private collection.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/15~

What artist, a famous painter and draftsman in his own time and considered the most important in Dutch history, was also the most innovative printmaker of the seventeenth century?

What artist — a sculptor in wood who began to build furniture — believed that handcraft was secondary to design, saying he put into his work “a little of the hand, but the main thing is the heart and the head”?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/13~

What 17th century etcher and draftsman was one of the best and most prolific artists of his time, creating over 2.500 prints and some 400 drawings?

What Polish-born Israeli painter created the “Ardon Windows”, a set of large stained-glass windows in the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/17~

This artist was the leading painter of Roman monuments and ruins during the 18th century, especially popular with English and French visitors who desired souvenirs of their travels in Rome.

This artist is renowned for his visual explorations of metamorphosis, complex architectural mazes involving perspectival games, and the representation of impossible spaces.

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