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?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/16~

This Italian sculptor completed more than 150 bronze sculptures, primarily of wildlife, working from live animal models at zoos and abandoning a piece if he could not complete it in one sitting.

This American photographer and filmmaker embraced the ideas of modern painting and sculpture but applied it to his photography, making him a pioneer in 20th century avant-garde photography.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/15~

What romantic American painter remained institutionalized after a breakdown in 1891, during which time prices for work he’d previously sold skyrocketed while his family languished in poverty?

What American modernist painter and photographer was an impressive Colorist, one of the first painters to bring Cubism to America, and a pioneer of the Precisionist movement?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/12~

What artist studied painting, but chose to devote himself entirely to commercial photography and photojournalism until his untimely death in 1959 from a plane crash?

What American Abstract Expressionist painter was particularly well known for his large scale hard-edge paintings, although multiple stylistic changes occurred throughout his career?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/2~

Which 18th century landscape painter and his brother, two of the many famous painters from the Dutch city of Dordrecht, were pupils of their father?

Which photographer studied painting in college but pursued photography instead, becoming best known for her portraits of VIPs and celebrities?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/1~

This photographer is known for her images of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury and for portraits of rock artists in the late 1960s, but she has also photographed landscapes and conceptual projects.

This Dutch Golden Age painter of pastoral landscapes, populated with mythological or biblical figures, was a member of the second generation of “Dutch Italianate landscape” painters.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/30~

What American experimental filmmaker, painter, and sculptor was best known for his films, which combine painting, hand-drawn rotoscoping, photographs, and other materials?

What photographer captured many of the defining images of the U.S. civil rights struggle, winning a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of Coretta Scott King at the funeral of her husband?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/27~

What 19th century German-born American artist, still famous today as a caricaturist and editorial cartoonist, also illustrated more than 110 books over the course of his career?

What photographer, known for his depictions of the countryside and rural life, was a founding fellow of the Photo-Secession group who promoted photography as a fine art?

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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 9/20~

What painter, who studied under Ingres but was later influenced by Ingres’s rival Delacroix, attempted to combine the classicism of the former with the romanticism of the latter?

What photographer, two years before the Battle of Little Bighorn, captured roughly 6 dozen images of George Armstrong Custer’s 1874 military expedition into the Black Hills?

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