February 25~ African-American visual artists

Terry Adkins (1953-2014)
African-American artist known for his fusion of sculpture, performance, and music

Matinée (Installation view) / 2007-2013 / Bronze, steel, hangers, burnt cork / 74”x62”



Marilyn Nance (Born 1953)
African-American new media artist, photographer and storyteller

Three Placards, New York City / 1986 / Gelatin silver print / 5 7/8”x8 3/4”


February 24~ African-American visual artists


Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017)
African-American painter & photographer best known for his life-size realist portraits

Bahsir (Robert Gowens) / 1975 / Oil and acrylic on canvas, 83 1/2”x66”






Joyce J. Scott (Born 1948)
African-American sculptor, quilter, performance artist, and installation artist

“The Sneak” Necklace / 1989 / Beads and thread / 13 1/2”x11”x2 1/4”

February 23~ African-American visual artists

Senga Nengudi (Born 1943)
African-American artist combining sculpture, performance, and installation

Untitled / 1976 / Nylon, pantyhose, sand, and cardboard roll / 72”x53”x17″


Maren Hassinger (Born 1947)
African-American artist working in sculpture, installation, performance, and video

Wrenching News (detail) / 2008; Shredded, twisted, and wrapped New York Times newspapers / 12”x72”x72”

February 22~ African-American visual artists

Barbara Chase-Riboud (Born 1939)
African-American visual artist, novelist, and poet

Malcolm X #3 / 1969 / Polished bronze, rayon, and cotton / 8’ 6 1/2”x3’ 1”x2’ 8”



Purvis Young (1943-2010)
African-American artist blending painting/drawing/collage

Untitled / 1985-1999 / Paint on wood / 36”x47 1/4”x1”

February 20~ African-American visual artists

Faith Ringgold (Born 1930), African-American visual artist, author, illustrator, and social activist

Tar Beach 2 / 1990 / Multicolored screenprint on silk, printed cotton, synthetic moire / 66”x67”

Sam Gilliam (Born 1933), Innovative African-American painter, part of the Washington Color School

10/27/69 / 1969 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 140”x185”x16″

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/22~

What artist, whom Picture Post magazine called “the greatest war photographer in the world”, died in Vietnam when he stepped on a land mine in 1954?

What artist coined the term Combines for his non-traditional materials and methods which blurred the division between painting and sculpture?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/22/october-22/

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 9/11~

This American artist’s functional pottery ended up in hundreds of collections, including the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

This Moscow-born artist, along with his co-founder of the Soviet Pop and Conceptual Art movement in Russia, emigrated to Israel, and then to New York, in response to their arrest and the destruction of their artwork.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/11/september-11/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/27~

This Dutch Golden Age artist, specializing in richly detailed flower paintings and other still lifes, often included an image of a red admiral butterfly (symbolizing life, death and resurrection) in various locations within her paintings.

This American artist, once described as combining “bad taste and good ideas”, worked in every conceivable medium — found objects, textile banners, assemblage, collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, music, video, and photography.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/27/august-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/23~

Which Scottish artist and sculptor died in 2008 at age 100, having been the last living link with the art nouveau period in Glasgow?

Which artist produced ground-breaking works in the 60s that established his reputation as one of America’s leading conceptualists?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/23/august-23/