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/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/28~

This French artistic revolutionary and pioneer of Dada eventually turned his focus to playing chess; although no longer considered to be an active artist, he continued to consult with artists, art dealers and collectors.

As a child, this artist became fascinated with the engraved illustrations in her grandfather’s books; as an adult, she made this medium her specialty, with detailed representations of both urban centers and rustic scenes.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/28/july-28/

Beatrix Potter: Born on July 28, 1866

YoungwDogHelen Beatrix Potter was born on 28th July 1866 at 2 Bolton Gardens, in Kensington, London to a wealthy family. Both Beatrix’s parents lived on inheritances from the cotton trade and, though qualified as a barrister, her father, Rupert, focused much of his time on his passion for art and photography. He and his wife, Helen, enjoyed an active social lifeBooks among a group of writers, artists and politicians and the family included many connoisseurs and practitioners of art. Helen herself was a fine embroiderer and watercolourist and Edmund Potter, PeterRabbitBeatrix’s paternal grandfather, was co-founder and president of the Manchester School of Design.
http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/b/biography-beatrix-potter/

Art lessons were provided but Beatrix found them barely tolerable. She politely rebelled,TomKitten secretly worried that copying another artist would compromise her own originality, and hoped that she “wouldn’t catch it.” More to her liking were outings with her father, an

sometime amateur photographer, to the great art galleries of London which constituted her real artistic apprenticeship. Her education was limited only by her capacity to OlderwDogobserve. Although she experimented with a variety of media, by 19 she had chosen watercolour and was rapidly perfecting her dry-brush technique.
http://www.bpotter.com/Beatrix.aspx

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The Beatrix Potter Society~ http://beatrixpottersociety.org.uk/

Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms~ http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/28/beatrix-potter-a-life-in-nature-botany-mycology-fungi/

“Beatrix Potter Artist and Illustrator” exhibition 2005~ http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2005/oct/08/art.booksforchildrenandteenagers

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/25~

Which artist, born in Philadelphia in 1844, was in the vanguard of young painters who would shift the focus of American art from landscape to the figural subjects favored by the European academies?

Which American painter and illustrator enjoyed a career that lasted for more than half a century and helped shape the Golden Age of illustration and American visual arts?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/25/july-25/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/24~

Although he was considered a Spanish artist, this painter was born in Italy and most active in France, clearly more influenced by Parisian artists and never participating in national exhibitions in Spain.

A struggling and relatively unknown painter of Czech origin living in Paris, this artist achieved immediate fame when in December 1894 he accepted a commission to create a poster for Sarah Bernhardt.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/24/july-24/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/10~

What Greek artist, sculptor, and set designer — whose work influenced the development of the Surrealists and Dadaists — initiated a return to classical themes during the 1920s?

What French artist, an Expressionist painter first and foremost, also explored the disciplines of lithography, engraving, sculpture, set design, and illustration?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/10/july-10/