Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/31~

This French draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor, and painter was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, whose career spanned almost six and a half decades and whose influence fundamentally altered the course of modern art.

This Harlem Renaissance sculptor was one of the first African American women to enroll in the Navy; she was commissioned to do a portrait of FDR and the profile of Roosevelt found on the U.S. dime is believed to be based on her artwork.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/29~

What second generation Abstract Expressionist painter’s surfaces tended to be neither geometric nor gestural, and to be dominated by one color and one shape?

What artist created “Time Dust” (1992), measuring seven by thirty-five feet and considered at the time to be the largest and most complex fine art print ever made?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/26~

Which Russian artist, whose work included studies of Asian life and British-Indian history, enjoyed his greatest popularity both at home and abroad for his paintings of battles?

Which late 19th/early 20th-century artist was one of the few women painters of her time to achieve international recognition, enabling her to support both herself and her sister?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/25~

This Spanish artist with a prolific output that includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, costumes — and even plays and poems — spent most of his adult life in France.

This late-blooming American expressionist painter and printmaker studied biochemical engineering at City College of New York for three years before switching to fine arts in his last year.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/21~

This 19th century American painter and illustrator, an accomplished artist before her marriage to a famous author, edited and published some of his notebooks after his death and then began working on her own writings.

After the outbreak of World War II, this German-French painter served in the Foreign Legion and later in the Free French; he was gravely wounded at the German Front and one of his legs was amputated.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/27~

This Dutch Golden Age artist, specializing in richly detailed flower paintings and other still lifes, often included an image of a red admiral butterfly (symbolizing life, death and resurrection) in various locations within her paintings.

This American artist, once described as combining “bad taste and good ideas”, worked in every conceivable medium — found objects, textile banners, assemblage, collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, music, video, and photography.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/23~

Which Scottish artist and sculptor died in 2008 at age 100, having been the last living link with the art nouveau period in Glasgow?

Which artist produced ground-breaking works in the 60s that established his reputation as one of America’s leading conceptualists?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/4~

This artist blazed a spectacular but short-lived trail through Flanders during the second quarter of the 16th Century as a painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, designer, writer, publisher, traveler and entrepreneur.

This painter was one of the artists dubbed the Irascible 18 after she and 17 prominent Abstract Expressionists signed an open letter to the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accusing the museum of hostility to “advanced art”.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/19~

What member of the Impressionists group showed little interest in painting
plein air landscapes, favoring scenes in theaters and cafés illuminated by artificial light?

What Chinese Realism painter championed the revitalization of artistic expression through an integration of Western perspective and Chinese methods of composition?

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Camille Pissarro: Born July 10, 1830

ONEPissarro in fact was the only artist who participated in all eight Impressionist exhibitions and he was a much-respected father figure to his colleagues…His talents as a teacher made him influential TWOeven among artists of greater stature than himself—Cézanne and Gauguin, for example…During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1, when his home at Louveciennes was overrun by the German invaders and many of his paintings were destroyed, Pissarro joined Monet in England. In 1872 he settled at Pontoise, where he THREEintroduced Cézanne to painting out of doors…In 1885 he met Seurat and for several years afterwards he experimented with Neo-Impressionism; in about 1890, however, he reverted to his Impressionist style, though with freer brushwork than in his early work…From FOURabout 1895 deterioration of his eyesight caused him to give up painting out of doors and many of his late works are urban scenes painted from windows (usually of hotels) in Paris and elsewhere…In addition to a large output of paintings and drawings, he was the most prolific printmaker among the Impressionists, working in a variety of techniques and sometimes mixing them.
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