Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/8~

This German artist, one of the leading exponents of Impressionism in Germany, combined his interest in music and drawing in a famous series of portraits of a celebrated Portuguese opera singer.

This American artist began her career in the 1960s as a painter but is best known for her reinterpretation of quilts as art combining painting, fabric, and stories of her life and the lives of others in the black community.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/08/october-8/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/4~

What French painter, one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France, portrayed the dignity of agricultural laborers?

What American artist’s paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and writing played a major role in creating our popular image of the West?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/04/october-4/

Arthur Rackham: Born September 19, 1867

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Arthur Rackham was born September 19, 1867, in London, England. He studied at the Lambeth School of Art, was elected to membership in The Royal Watercolour Society and the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, and became Master of the Art Workers’ Guild. Books he illustrated include Rip Van Winkle (1905), Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), Alice in Wonderland (1907), and many other children’s books and classics throughout the years until his death in 1939. His last work, The Wind in the Willows, was published posthumously. He won gold medals at Milan (1906) and Barcelona (1911), and his books and original art are now collected worldwide.
The Arthur Rackham Society~ http://arthur-rackham-society.org/

arthurrackhamwithcatsBiography~ http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/rackham.htmPigAlice
The Golden Age of Illustration: Arthur Rackham~ http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/blog/the-golden-age-of-illustration-arthur-rackham/
Style, Subjects, Technique, and Technology~ https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/ResearchResources/Childrens_Material/Arthur_Rackham/Pages/Style,-Subjects,-Technique,-and-Technology.aspx

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/14~

The popularity of this artist’s drawings created a national sensation, dictating the fashions and manners of a generation and epitomizing the idealized characteristics of the turn-of-the-century American woman.

This creator of award-winning picture books for children was raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant and began drawing as a young child; his first book appeared in its entirety in Life magazine when he was 18 years old.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/14/september-14/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/28~

Which English painter, illustrator, and designer, a founding member of William Morris’s decorative arts company, had a low-key career until he gained overnight fame with eight paintings at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1877?

Which children’s illustrator said that she was the reincarnation of a sea captain’s wife who lived in the 1800s, and that it was this earlier life she was depicting with her pastel watercolors and delicately penciled lines?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/28/august-28/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/21~

What painter, born in 1725, is fabled to have convinced his father of his natural aptitude for painting when the parent mistook his son’s pen-and-ink drawing of Saint James for an engraving?

What illustrator’s fame was established when the first volume of  The Yellow Book — an art and literature quarterly for which he served as art editor as well as contributing drawings and covers — appeared in April 1894?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/21/august-21/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/11~

What English Neoclassical sculptor was one of the most successful artists of his day, leaving the equivalent of £1 million in his will?

What American painter, printmaker, cartoonist, illustrator, and children’s books author is best known for his children’s book “Corduroy”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/11/august-11/

Andy Warhol: Born August 6, 1928

Open Culture: Andy Warhol Eats a Burger King Whopper, and We Watch … and Watch
http://www.openculture.com/2011/06/andy_warhol_eats_a_burger_and_we_watch_and_watch.html

The Andy Warhol Museum~ http://www.warhol.org/
The Andy Warhol Family Album~ http://www.warhola.com/index.html
Figment, a live feed of Warhol’s gravesite~ http://www.warhol.org/figment/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/3~

This largely self-taught Hungarian-born painter and commercial artist gained a reputation as one of America’s finest children’s book illustrators during the 1950s and 60s.

This jewelry artist, educator and goldsmith also worked in automobile design, toy design, fashion design, illustration, experimental metal research, and product development.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/03/august-3/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/29~

What American painter — best known for his genre paintings, paintings of scenes from everyday life, and portraits of people both famous and unknown — was a co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

What British advertising designer, poster artist, and illustrator won first place in a poster competition held by the London City Council in 1935, and from that point on freelanced as a graphic artist?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/29/july-29/