March 31~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Toba Khedoori (Born 1964), Australian-born American artist known for detailed renderings on wall-size sheets of wax-treated paper     https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/toba-khedoori/biography

Untitled (rooms) / 2001 / Oil and wax with graphite on two sheets of paper / 144”x144”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Walker (Born 1969)
African-American contemporary painter, silhouettist, printmaker, installation artist, and filmmaker
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kara-Walker

The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18) / 1999-2000 / Screenprint / 44”x33 15/16”

March 24~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)
American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet
https://www.dorotheatanning.org/dorothea-tanning

Musical Chairs / 1951 / Oil on canvas / 45 3/4”x35”

 

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
French-American artist best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art
http://www.theeastonfoundation.org/biography

Cell (Eyes and Mirrors) / 1989-93 / Steel, limestone and glass / approx.93”x83”x86”

March 15~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1889), Nineteenth century landscape artist specializing in etchings
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/mary-nimmo-moran

Under the Oaks-Georgica Pond / 1887 / Etching on parchment paper / 25 5/8”x37 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinnie Ream (1847-1914)
Sculptor best remembered for sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vinnie-Ream

Statue of Abraham Lincoln / 1871 / Carrara marble / 83”x29 3/4”x29”

February 26~ African-American visual artists

Kerry James Marshall (Born 1955), African-American painter and printmaker
https://www.npr.org/2017/03/28/521683667/kerry-james-marshall-a-black-presence-in-the-art-world-is-not-negotiable

Untitled (Studio) / 2014 / Acrylic on PVC panels / 83 5/16”x119 1/4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitfield Lovell (Born 1959), African-American artist combining monochromatic portraits with found objects
https://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/On-View/Past-Exhibitions/Whitfield-Lovell/About-the-Artist

Still / 1999 / Charcoal on wood, found objects / 96”x68”x48”

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012)

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Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett used her art to advocate for social change in both the U.S. and her adopted country of Mexico for almost three-quarters of a century.
The granddaughter of former slaves, Catlett was raised in Washington, D.C. Her father died before she was born and her mother held several jobs to raise three children. Refused admission to Carnegie Institute of Technology because of her race, Catlett enrolled at Howard University, where her teachers included artist Catlett1Loïs Mailou Jones and philospher Alain Locke. She graduated with honors in 1935 and went on to earn the first the first M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Iowa five years later.
Grant Wood, her painting teacher at Iowa, encouraged students to make art about what they knew best and to experiment with different mediums, inspiring Catlett to create lithographs, linoleum cuts, and sculpture in wood, stone, clay, and bronze. She drew subjects from African American and later Mexican life.
In 1946, a grant from the Rosenwald Foundation enabled Catlett to move to Mexico City with her husband, Catlett2printmaker Charles White. There she joined the Taller de Gráfica Popular, an influential and political group of printmakers. At the Taller, Catlett met the Mexican artist Francisco Mora, whom she married after divorcing White and with whom she had three sons.
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/elizabeth-catlett

 

Encyclopædia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elizabeth-Catlett
Contemporary Wing: http://contemporarywing.com/artists/elizabeth-catlett
NYT~”Elizabeth Catlett, Sculptor With Eye on Social Issues, Is Dead at 96″: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/arts/design/elizabeth-catlett-sculptor-with-eye-on-social-issues-dies-at-96.html

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/27~

William Blake’s visionary art was to have a profound effect on this key figure in 19th century Romantic landscape painting.

Considered one of the most talented Russian landscape painters of his generation, this artist founded his own painting society in 1909.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/01/27/january-27/

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 1/8~

What Italian Baroque painter and printmaker became known for her ability to so quickly paint beautifully finished canvases that many visited her studio to watch her work?

What artist was one of the most universally admired painters of late 19th century Britain, so identified with that period that later on he was reduced to relative obscurity?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/08/january-8/

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 1/2~

What German Expressionist sculptor, printmaker, and dramatist characteristically featured bulky, monumental figures in heavy drapery in a style often called “modern Gothic”?

What American painter’s abstract, biomorphic forms combined with vaguely representational imagery was part of the introduction of Surrealism into the U.S. in the early 1930s?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/02/january-2/