Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/27~

What artist, who rose to fame with illustrations mocking the customs of French society during the Belle Époque, was also a painter, printmaker and draftsman?

What French-born American photographer built 4 customized telephoto lenses and 3 close-up cameras, with which he magnified the beauty and intricacies of the world?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/27/december-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/19~

This German-born American artist, radicalized by the trauma of World War I, said: “During the war I became interested in truth – in bitter truth and the struggle of life in general.”

This artist – often associated with the Bay Area figurative school – resists categorization, working in a wide range of media including paintings, drawings, prints, posters, and sculptures.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/10~

What Russian-born American artist was introduced to lithography — the most important medium in a career that included graphic design, fine art, costume & set design, and illustration — in 1923?

What 20th century painter and leading figure of the Chicago Imagist school observed, “I try to paint the things that everybody sees, things that are just a part of everybody’s experience of life”?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/27~

What painter created a series in the late 1940s called Little Images: grid-like structures filled with markings that look like symbols or letters, none larger than three feet?

What celebrated Pop artist gravitated toward what he would characterize as the “dumbest” or “worst” visual item he could find, and then go on to alter or improve it?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/27/october-27/

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 9/26~

To achieve accuracy in his enormous Raft of the Medusa, for which Eugène Delacroix posed as one of the figures, this painter used a model of the raft and carefully studied real cadavers.

This photographer was educated as a sociologist and was past thirty when he seriously took up photography; he saw the medium as a means of studying and describing the social conditions around him.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/25~

What artist — who moved through many styles before arriving at large soft-edged areas of colour — was one of the founders of the Ten, a group of artists sympathetic to abstraction and expressionism that exhibited until 1940?

What artist, often referred to as the “first woman artist of California”, also worked extensively in tapestry, embroideries, and batiks that stylistically resembled her Fauvist paintings?

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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 7/23~

What Washington, DC, painter & teacher was widely exhibited but did not seek publicity nor date her work, leaving her long career known only in outline and largely forgotten?

What New York painter abandoned his social realist style and established himself as the only African-American among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists?

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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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