February 18~ African-American visual artists

Charles W. White (1918-1979), African-American Social Realist painter, printmaker, and muralist

Missouri C / 1972 / Etching / 19 13/16”x35 9/16″

Roy DeCarava (1919-2009),
African-American artist and photographer

Lingerie / 1950 / Gelatin silver print / 11”x14”

February 16~ African-American visual artists



Ernest Crichlow (1914-2005), African-American painter, illustrator, and graphic artist

Shoe Shine / 1953 / Oil on Masonite / 16 1/16”x12 1/16”









Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999),
African-American artist and educator

Untitled (Maypole) / c.1955 / Oil on Masonite /19”x13 1/2″

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/10~

This prominent late 19th/early 20th century illustrator’s most famous poster was a young woman dressed in a Navy uniform with the caption, “If I were a man, I would join the Navy”.

This American artist’s images depicted the flapper era in a way that both satirized and influenced the styles of the time, and have continued to define the jazz age for subsequent generations.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/10/january-10/

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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/19/december-19/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/14~

Which French Impressionist’s quest to capture nature more accurately also prompted him to reject European conventions governing composition, color, and perspective?

Which American Regionalist started his career as an illustrator of pulp magazines, and eventually won prominence with anecdotal paintings and murals reflecting social attitudes of the 1930s?

Answers here~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/12~

Which American painter and graphic artist gained fame in the early thirties for a series of paintings on the trial of the anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, beginning a career which constantly addressed various social and political causes?

Which New Deal arts program muralist intentionally manipulated the topography in his 1937 Pittsburgh Panorama for that city’s Federal Courthouse and Post Office so that the finished image would resemble a hammer and sickle?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/12/september-12/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/26~

What Mexican painter brainstormed with printmaker and publisher Luis Remba to create Mixografia, a bas-relief printing process that results in works that are mural-sized yet three-dimensional in texture?

What 20th Century African-American artist and art educator worked in both figural and abstract styles, with forms inspired by the dynamic compositions of African sculpture, painting, and textile design?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/26/august-26/

Keith Haring: May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990


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/

DrawingWhen 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, asgracejones 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/
Bio~ http://www.haring.com/!/about-haring/bio#.VyowY3BtTwM

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/15~

This artist, scientist, naturalist and amateur inventor established what became the first public natural history museum in America.

This artist, along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, pioneered the regionalist movement in American art during the 1930s.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/15/april-15/