Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/22~

The only American officially associated with the group later known as the Impressionists, this artist exhibited her work in four of their eight exhibitions, in 1879, 1880, 1881, and 1886.

This famous Belgian illustrator is often considered to be the most influential European comic artist ever and his “clear line” style was widely copied by new generation of comic artists

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/21~

Which German artist of the Renaissance period revolutionized printmaking, elevating it to the level of an independent art form?

Which artist, best known for his paintings teeming with exotic flora and fauna, actually never left France despite stories to the contrary?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/19~

What Italian Renaissance artist, known for ceramic sculpture with colorful glazes, was a member of Florence’s most prestigious family of terracotta sculptors?

What painter from a famous family of early American artists was able to maintain a career for about sixty years and support herself without marrying, unusual in the 1800s?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/18~

This 17th Century etcher and draftsman, who created thousands of drawings and prints, was basically self-taught.

This contemporary American realist artist is known for her large still lifes, many depicting light bouncing off reflective surfaces.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/17~

The watercolor medium fascinated this painter throughout his career, and in 1925 he and two other artists founded the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, which continues actively to this day.

This self-taught Virginian ceramist has work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, and other museums and private collections.

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Tamara de Lempicka~ Born May 16, 1898(?)


Who was she? De Lempicka shuffled the facts of her biography much as she  meddled with her birth date.


Her time was the 1920s: a period of transition, an era in which functionalism merged with fantasy and formal social structures lurched into the frenetic. In essence, De Lempicka was a classicist, having admired Renaissance painting since her adolescent travels in Italy. But she astutely combined traditional portraiture with advertising techniques, photographic lighting, vistas of the tower architecture of great cities.

The political terrors of Europe in the 1930s were impinging…In 1939, urged by Tamara, who was partly Jewish, Kuffner sold his estates in Hungary and they moved to the US. In New York, she tried abstract expressionism unsuccessfully, and was reduced to the role of a chic curiosity, “the painting baroness”.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2004/may/15/art

http://www.nytimes.com/books/99/10/24/reviews/991024.24vincent.html
http://culture.pl/en/artist/tamara-lempicka-tamara-de-lempicka

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/16~

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?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/15~

What American painter explained that his imagery derives from “things the mind already knows,” familiar icons such as flags, targets, stenciled numbers, and maps of the US?

What cartoonist/illustrator, his provocative work rejected by editors in London, began traveling back and forth to the US in search of a more hospitable publishing environment?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/14~

Despite his great success as a portraitist, this 18th-Century artist always maintained that he preferred painting landscapes.

This Photorealist painter has long used projected 35-millimeter color slides as the basis of his images, which he then develops through layers of underdrawings and washes.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/13~

What artist collaborated with Pablo Picasso, during which among other things they developed Cubism, from 1909 until 1914?

In 1972, which German designer refined Olympic pictograms into the concise system that most people think of today as the symbols of the games?

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