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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/02/october-2/

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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/27/july-27/

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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/26/july-26/

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”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/15/july-15/

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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/13/july-13/

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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/17/june-17/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/15~

What Seventeenth Century painter explained that, to him, various subjects made different demands on an artist and required very different expressive means to properly fulfill them?

What artist–renowned for drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculpture–drew the famous 1976 New Yorker cover “View of the World from 9th Avenue”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/15/june-15/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/18~

This 17th Century etcher and draftsman, who created thousands of drawings and prints, was basically self-taught.

This contemporary American realist artist is known for her large still lifes, many depicting light bouncing off reflective surfaces.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/18/may-18/

Clifford Berryman: Born April 2, 1869

Clifford K. Berryman (1869-1949) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist, perhaps best known for inspiring the Teddy Bear toy. As a draftsman, illustrator, and cartoonist, Berryman always worked in pen and ink. Berryman satirized both Democrats and Republicans with a light-hearted approach.

Born April 2, 1869 in Clifton, Kentucky, he never attended art school and was entirely self-taught. His first job, in 1886, was as a draftsman at the United States Patent Office in D.C. From 1891 to 1896, he worked as a general illustrator and it was during this time that he learned cartooning by studying contemporary cartoons and copying the artist’ styles.

Berryman’s illustration entitled “And Boys, Remember the Maine!”, which appeared in the Washington Post on April 3, 1898, depicts an angry Uncle Sam addressing sailors as the USS Maine sinks in the background. “Remember the Maine,” became the battle-cry for American sailors during the Spanish-American War.

Berryman originated the “Teddy Bear” in his illustration “Drawing the Line in Mississippi”, published November 16, 1902 in the Post. It showed President Theodore Roosevelt refusing to shoot a captured cub during a bear hunt. This is the cartoon which inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy and call it the Teddy Bear. This little bear appeared in cartoons drawn by Berryman throughout Roosevelt’s career.


Berryman drew thousands of cartoons, first with the Washington Post and then with the Washington Star, where he drew cartoons until his death on December 11, 1949. Berryman’s cartoons can be found at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and George Washington University.

Biography~ https://alchetron.com/Clifford-K-Berryman-1222344-W
Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman~
https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/running-for-office/