April 4, 1968~ Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, TN

Martin Luther King, Jr. by John Woodrow Wilson

Pictured: 2002 / Etching and aquatint on chine collé / Image: 30 1/2″x27 3/4″ /
Various collections (edition of 50) incl. Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
1985 / Original (smaller) drawing: pastel on cream Japanese paper / Sheet: 21 15/16”x20 13/16” / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Previous April 4 posts:

Spring~ April 4

William Henry Jackson: Born on April 4, 1843

April 4~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/4~

March 15~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1889), Nineteenth century landscape artist specializing in etchings
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/mary-nimmo-moran

Under the Oaks-Georgica Pond / 1887 / Etching on parchment paper / 25 5/8”x37 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinnie Ream (1847-1914)
Sculptor best remembered for sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vinnie-Ream

Statue of Abraham Lincoln / 1871 / Carrara marble / 83”x29 3/4”x29”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/27~

William Blake’s visionary art was to have a profound effect on this key figure in 19th century Romantic landscape painting.

Considered one of the most talented Russian landscape painters of his generation, this artist founded his own painting society in 1909.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/27/january-27/

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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/28/october-28/

 

 

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 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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/19/september-19/

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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/17/september-17/