Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/20~

Perhaps the most famous father-son duo in the architectural world, these two designers left profound influences upon the cities where they did their work, were awarded AIA Gold Medals, and share the same day of birth.

Starting in 1957 this photographer’s husband-and-wife team traveled through Europe and North America taking photographs of industrial architecture and organizing them into series based on functional typologies.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/17~

Which American sculptor was best known for her genre statuettes, contributing to the popularity of small bronze sculpture in America?

Which German-American photographer began her career at age twelve, assisting her father in the darkroom and working in the family studio?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/16~

Which Italian painter and printmaker, born into a family of renowned artists, was also a popular and skilled teacher whose anatomical studies were later engraved and used for almost two centuries as academic teaching aids?

Which photographer had brief careers as model, stage actress, and silent film actress — appearing in three films, the last one in 1922 — before discovering her true talent as a photographer?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/13~

What Russian-born American sculptor specialized in the carving of allegorical and mythological figures, including Europa and the Bull, a fountain group that was a feature of the 1939 New York World’s Fair?

What American photographer of 80s and 90s fashion and celebrities concentrated on black-and-white photography which often portrayed his subjects in the visual language of classical Greek sculpture?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/20~

What Hungarian-born American painter, photographer, and educator was highly influenced by Constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and science into the arts?

What influential American feminist artist, author, and educator helped establish the Feminist Art Movement of the 1970s?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/17~

This artist designed the cover for the Bauhaus 1919 manifesto written by Walter Gropius: an expressionist woodcut called “Cathedral”.

During 1929-38, this artist photographed New York’s buildings, documenting the old before it was torn down and recording new construction.

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Charles Sheeler: Born July 16, 1883

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Charles Sheeler (1883–1965)~
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The American modernist Charles Sheeler (1883–1965) explored the relationships between photography, film, and more traditional media such as painting and drawing with more rigor and intellectual discipline than perhaps any other artist of his generation. As in a well-conceived scientific experiment, Sheeler used his own photographs and film stills as the basis for paintings and drawings, thus crystallizing the differences and similarities between them. Works in one medium manage to function as independent objects while also being inextricably linked to works in other media.Charles Sheeler: Across Media

 

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/9~

What artist studied architecture briefly in Hanover and Stuttgart but in 1874, at about age twenty-one, became a student of painting at the Royal Academy in Munich?

What artist took up photography while very young but set it aside for a number of years to study botany and, later, poetry, beginning to photograph seriously in 1937?

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Ringo Starr: Born on July 7, 1940

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While some accused Ringo Starr of being a clumsy drummer, many more agreed with George Harrison’s assessment: “Ringo’s the best backbeat in the business.” And while many in the wake of the youngerRingoBeatles’ breakup predicted that Starr would be the one without a solo career, he proved them wrong. Not only has he released several LPs (the first came out before the Beatles disbanded) and hit singles, but he’s also the only Beatle to establish a film-acting career for himself outside of the band’s mid-’60s movies.
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Anybody who knows the Beatles’ music intimately knows the tympanic accents and fills as clearly today as when they were recorded: the famous drum roll that launches into “She Loves You”; the shimmering incandescence of his cymbal work on so many of those early hits; the impressionistic free-form of “Rain”; the loping cadence and crispy snare of “Sexy Sadie”; the haunting, almost cinematic drama and rich texture behind “Long, Long”; the building, tour-de-force crescendo that leads up to the “The End” on “Abbey Road.”

“Here’s what I discovered in the very first session that I did with him,” recalls Walsh. “He came in and I oldRingosaid, ‘You want to see a chart on the song?’ And he said, ‘No, give me the lyrics.’ He responds to the singer. A great example of that is when he plays on the Beatles’ ‘Something’ and he does that fill that’s such a musical response it’s almost like a guitar player; there’s notes to it.”
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