Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/16~

What American modernist painter and teacher, born and raised on a farm, dropped out of high school in 1923 and began visiting Manhattan to copy paintings at the Metropolitan Museum?

What American fine art photographer worked as an assistant to photographer Dorothea Lange from 1961 to 1962 and later (1967–68) to filmmaker and photographer Robert Frank?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/16/january-16/

Frances Benjamin Johnston: Born January 15, 1864

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Many women, as well as men, who earned modest reputations with their camera in the 1890s, took up the craft as a hobby…
Johnston, however, took up photography as a business; it was no idle amusement for her. “I have not been able to lose sight of the pecuniary side,” she emphasized, “though for the sake of money or anything else I would never publish a photograph which fell below the standard I have set for myself.”

Frances Benjamin Johnston~ http://www.cliohistory.org/exhibits/johnston/
Photographs~ http://www.whitehousehistory.org/galleries/frances-benjamin-johnston
Library of Congress~ http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/fbjchron.html

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/15~

This youngest member of De Stijl worked in numerous mediums, but three-dimensional relief — which he developed into a high art form — came to dominate his output.

This American sculptor, printmaker, and draftswoman is a pioneer with her use of unconventional materials, including scavenging and repurposing objects.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/15/january-15/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/14~

What French painter, one of the few 19th century female artists who exhibited with both the Paris Salon and the Impressionists, produced over 350 works of art, most of which featured either women or children?

What street photographer of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s received three Guggenheim Fellowships, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and published four books?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/14/january-14/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/7~

Which French Naturalist painter and printmaker was elected in November 1900 to the Fine Arts Academy of the French Institute, one of the youngest painters to receive this honor?

Which American artist became a rising star in the 1980s for his graphite and charcoal series “Men in the Cities”, which depicted smartly dressed men and women flailing in awkward postures?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/07/january-7/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/30~

Which American photojournalist, renowned for his innovation, integrity, and technical mastery, is credited with developing the photo essay into a sophisticated visual form?

Which American artist, an accomplished painter, was prompted in 1964 by an encounter with renowned sculptor George Segal to focus her attention on sculpture?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/30/december-30/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/27~

What artist, who rose to fame with illustrations mocking the customs of French society during the Belle Époque, was also a painter, printmaker and draftsman?

What French-born American photographer built 4 customized telephoto lenses and 3 close-up cameras, with which he magnified the beauty and intricacies of the world?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/27/december-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/23~

This American abstract painter was an important member of the group of modern artists who were associated with Alfred Stieglitz and his New York galleries.

This Armenian-Canadian portrait photographer’s 1941 image of Winston Churchill is said to be one of the most widely reproduced photos of all time.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/23/december-23/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/15~

What German-born Dutch artist constructed his most famous work — a photomontage created from a collage of two hundred photographs, prints, and postcards pasted and arranged on a secondary support — in 1923?

What 20th century Italian sculptor is most remembered for his monument to Pope Pius XII in St. Peter’s Basilica and for an enormous bronze of a horse outside the headquarters of the state-owned broadcasting system?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/15/december-15/