Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/28~

This 18th century Italian painter of views of Venice (and also England during a sojourn there) produced a vast number of scenes of Venice, some representing actual sites while others were imaginary.

This Irish-born British figurative painter, known for his emotionally charged imagery, was in the 1937 group exhibition “Young British Artists” but the response was so dispiriting that he destroyed his paintings.

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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 9/19~

Which American-born photographer, a founding member of the Photo-Secession movement, had two entire issues of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work devoted to his photogravures in 1910?

Which photojournalist captured and preserved images of feminist activism and other social causes for more than 30 years, even if she was not assigned to cover an event?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/17~

This Eighteenth century French etcher and painter is credited with being the first artist to successfully introduce aquatint into his etched and engraved plates.

This American sculptor known for her works in bronze often turned to dancers for her sculptural themes, employing them to pose for her with musical accompaniment.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/8~

The only painter to be commemorated in Westminster Abbey, this artist established himself as court painter to monarchs from Charles II to George I, who made him a baronet in 1715.

This artist worked as a painter and engraver then turned to sculpture, first in wood but later in iron, exhibiting as a sculptor at the 1960 Venice Biennale, then returning to painting in 1967.

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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 7/21~

The prints and techniques of this Prague born-painter, etcher, and lithographer went through extensive changes as he traveled internationally, learning new methods wherever he went.

This painter, printmaker, and draftsman had a long, prolific, and highly successful career which extended from the late 19th century academic tradition to German Impressionism and finally Expressionism.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/16~

This 18th century painter believed that portraiture could rise above its traditional status as mere ‘face-painting’ by making reference to the great art of the past.

Until he began to get official recognition in his mid-forties, this French artist lived on a small allowance from his parents, who fondly regarded him as a talentless amateur.

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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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