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/
Library of Congress~ http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/fbjchron.html
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.
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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?
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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?
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Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)
César (César Baldaccini) (1921-1998)
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?
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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?
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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.
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Stopping off in New York City on his way back [from Europe], he paid a call on Leo Castelli, whose gallery showed Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella. No introduction, no calling beforehand—he just walked in with the Paris paintings under his arm. Castelli, all European charm and suavity, said that Ruscha’s work looked interesting, and told him to stay in touch. Ruscha stayed in touch for twelve years, visiting the gallery on his occasional trips to New York, and in 1973 Castelli became his New York dealer. Ruscha never seriously considered moving East. “That was too big a decision, and too big a jump,” he told me. “It just didn’t feel like it was meant to be.” He wanted to live in Los Angeles, and by the time he returned from Europe he knew that the only thing he could possibly be was an artist. “I could see I was just born for the job, born to watch paint dry,” he said.
Where is Rocky II?~ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/documentary-mysterious-ed-ruscha-work-gets-north-american-premiere-at-lacma-962057
Edward Ruscha’s Deadpan Artistry~ http://broadstreetonline.org/2015/01/edward-ruschas-deadpan-artistry/