Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), American pivotal in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting http://www.frankenthalerfoundation.org/helen/biography
Nature Abhors a Vacuum / 1973 / Acrylic on canvas / 103 1/2”x112 1/2”
Yayoi Kusama (Born 1929), Japanese self-described “obsessional artist” employs painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation https://www.britannica.com/biography/Yayoi-Kusama
Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity / 2009 / Wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic paint, LED lighting system, and water / 163 1/2”x163 1/2”x113 1/4”
The photographer Irving Penn put Marcel Duchamp in a corner, exposed Colette’s forehead and swaddled Rudolf Nureyev’s lithe body in layers of winter clothing. His subjects, who included many of the greatest creative talents of the 20th century, emerged from their portrait sessions with their carefully shaped personas profoundly shaken. Mr. Penn died on Oct. 7, 2009; he was 92.
As one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, Mr. Penn’s signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide.
Vogue: Irving Penn~ http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/photographer/irving-penn/#13264775
Art Institute of Chicago: Irving Penn Archives~ http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/IrvingPennArchives
Time Magazine: Appreciation –The Photos of Irving Penn~ http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1929105,00.html
Which post-war Soviet Union painter, despite the mixed critical reception to his work, was able to lead a highly successful career due to his many supporters in the state cultural bureaucracy?
Which contemporary French fashion designer enrolled in art history and museum studies, planning to become a museum curator, until he realized that his true calling was fashion and costume design?
Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/16/may-16/
Renowned street artist Keith Haring…was born on May 4, 1958, in Pennsylvania, and died in New York in 1990. His eponymous foundation was established a year before his death, and provides grants to those affected by AIDS.
Keith Haring was born and grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania with his parents and three younger sisters. His father, Allen Haring, was a cartoonist who may have been an inspiration for him to pursue his artistic talents and certainly influenced his son’s work. Haring entered the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburg at age 17 and studied there for two years. He then tired of the commercial art genre and went on to study fine arts in New York City. Here at the School of Visual Arts he was inspired by graffiti art for the first time…http://www.stencilrevolution.com/profiles/keith-haring/
When not torn or cut from their locations by admirers, they would eventually be covered with new ads. The routine disappearance of these works, in fact, became an incentive for their replenishment and a catalyst for constant reinvention. While many were documented by photographer Tseng Kwong Chi…most of the drawings went unrecorded, thus creating one of the most epic and ephemeral projects in the history of the city.
By the mid-1980’s, Mr. Haring was also doing oil and acrylic paintings, as well as wall sculptures and free-standing constructions. He had 42 one-man exhibitions, and was represented in group shows like the 1983 Sao Paulo Bienal, the 1984 Venice Biennale and exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His works are also in the permanent collections of museums like the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, the Whitney in New York and the Beaubourg at the Pompidou Center in Paris.
Haring Kids~ http://www.haringkids.com/
The Keith Haring Foundation~ http://www.haring.com/
This 19th century artist worked almost entirely in watercolours or chalks, although his style was such that at first glance his paintings look like oils.
This former schoolteacher came to be known as one of the most influential British fashion designers of the 20th century, often cited as punk’s creator.
Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/08/april-8/