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/

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Born August 22, 1908

Henri Cartier-Bresson was born on August 22, 1908 in Chanteloup, France. A pioneer in photojournalism, Cartier-Bresson wandered around the world with his camera, becoming totally immersed in his current environment. Considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world biggest events from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968. Henri Cartier-Bresson Biography.com

Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a passion for filmmaking in the 1930’s. He studied cinema with Paul Strand in New York in 1935. When he returned to France, he was hired as the second assistant director to Jean Renoir in 1936 for La vie est à nous and Une partie de campagne, and in 1939 for La Règle du Jeu. Filmography

In 1947, with Robert Capa, George Rodger, David ‘Chim’ Seymour and William Vandivert, he founded Magnum Photos. Henri Cartier-Bresson : French, b. 1908, d. 2004

Henri Cartier-Bresson : Selected Photo Essays

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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/20/august-20/

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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/17/august-17/

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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/16/august-16/

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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/13/august-13/

August 9, 1945: “Fat Man” is dropped over Nagasaki

In pictures: Nagasaki bombing~ http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-33769566
What Nagasaki looked like before and after the bomb~ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/08/09/what-nagasaki-looked-like-before-and-after-the-bomb/?tid=pm_world_pop_b

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Nagasaki Official Visitor Guide: Peace Park~ http://visit-nagasaki.com/spots/detail/209
The Art of Peace, Nagasaki~ http://nuclearfutures.org/the-art-of-peace-nagasaki/

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Andy Warhol: Born August 6, 1928

Open Culture: Andy Warhol Eats a Burger King Whopper, and We Watch … and Watch
http://www.openculture.com/2011/06/andy_warhol_eats_a_burger_and_we_watch_and_watch.html

The Andy Warhol Museum~ http://www.warhol.org/
The Andy Warhol Family Album~ http://www.warhola.com/index.html
Figment, a live feed of Warhol’s gravesite~ http://www.warhol.org/figment/

Auguste Bartholdi: Born on August 2, 1834

2In 1865, a French political intellectual and anti-slavery activist named Edouard de Laboulaye proposed that a statue representing liberty be built for the United States. This monument would honor the United States’ centennial of independence and the friendship3 with France. French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi supported Laboulaye’s idea and in 1870 began designing the statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World.”
While Bartholdi was designing the Statue, he also took a trip to the United States in 1871. During the trip, Bartholdi selected Bedloe’s Island as the site for the Statue. Although the island was small, it was visible to every ship entering New York Harbor, which Bartholdi viewed as the “gateway to America.”
Creating the Statue of Liberty~ http://www.nps.gov/stli/learn/historyculture/places_creating_statue.htm

1Stunning Photos of the Statue of Liberty Being Built in Paris~
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/insane-pictures-of-the-statue-of-liberty-being-constructed-in-paris.html

Vintage Photos: Construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris and NYC~
http://untappedcities.com/2013/10/28/vintage-photos-construction-statue-of-liberty-paris-nyc/

Biography of Auguste Bartholdi~ http://www.statue-de-la-liberte.com/en/Auguste-Bartholdi.php

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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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/20/july-20/