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”

Pride Month~ June 2

Michelangelo (1475-1564) Sculptor, painter, draftsman, architect, and poet
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Michelangelo

Doni Tondo / 1505-1506 / Tempera grassa (tempera and oil) on wood / 47 1⁄2” diameter

 

 

 

 

 

Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571)
Goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, and musician
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benvenuto_Cellini

Perseus With The Head of Medusa / 1545-1554 / Bronze / approx. 17’ high, incl. base

Pride Month~ June 1

Donatello (c.1386–1466)
The greatest sculptor of the early Renaissance
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dona/hd_dona.htm

St. George / 1417 / Marble / Height 6’10”

 

 

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leonardo-da-Vinci

The Virgin of the Rocks / 1483-1486 / Oil on panel, transferred to canvas in 19th century / 78.3”x48”

 

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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/18/november-18/

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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/23/october-23/

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/