Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/21~

For decades this artist’s “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” (1896) was the only painting by an African American exhibited in the Louvre in Paris.

In the 1950s, the State Department revoked this artist’s passport because he was suspected of being a Communist; however, he sued for its reinstatement and emerged victorious in a landmark Supreme Court case.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/21/june-21/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/17~

This artist was the leading painter of Roman monuments and ruins during the 18th century, especially popular with English and French visitors who desired souvenirs of their travels in Rome.

This artist is renowned for his visual explorations of metamorphosis, complex architectural mazes involving perspectival games, and the representation of impossible spaces.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/17/june-17/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/14~

What British author and illustrator, best known for his humorous cartoon drawings in the 1930s and 1940s, was once a salesman of advertising space for the Daily Telegraph?

What politically radical graphic artist of the 1930s went on to acclaim as an illustrator of dozens of children’s and nature books?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/14/june-14/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/10~

This pioneering figure in the history of modernism flouted the authority of the state by publicly refusing the award of the Legion of Honor, declaring his independence from any form of government.

This painter was one of the principal exponents of Fauvism, however during his lifetime he went on to adopt Cubism and eventually Classism.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/1~

This artist, an early proponent of computer-based weaving programs, established a modern context for weaving while staying true to the traditional technique of flat tapestry hanging.

This painter and printmaker’s early paintings incorporated planes receding into space, then it morphed into organic forms that looked like seeds, shells, and plants, and shapes called “morulas.”

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/01/june-1/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/29~

What photographer provided a respectful portrait of the rural culture and craftspeople of the Appalachian Mountains and the Gullahs of South Carolina?

What painter, known for her incisive self-portraits, began as an artist by taking children’s art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago at age eight?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/29/may-29/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/27~

What French expressionist artist’s mature style as a painter was undoubtedly influenced by his work on the restoration of medieval stained-glass windows?

What German abstract artist, active mostly in France, was not only a famous painter but also among the most innovative photographers of his time?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/27/may-27/

Norma Bassett Hall, American printmaker: Born May 21, 1889

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Norma Bassett Hall was an American woodblock printmaker who often depicted landscapes and outdoor scenes. She was born in Halsey, Oregon. In 1910, she become a member of the inaugural class of the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon. After leaving Portland, she briefly taught in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before continuing her education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1915-1918. She also studied privately with the noted British printmaker Mabel Royds, who introduced Norma to the Japanese method of printing woodcuts on rice paper with transparent watercolors. While studying at the SAIC, Norma Bassett met and would later NBHTwomarry Arthur William Hall, a fellow student and artist. Following their marriage, they made their home in Kansas, becoming deeply involved with the state’s flourishing printmaking culture and helping to found the Prairie Print Makers. Hall, the only female among the group’s eleven charter members, designed their distinctive logo, a monogram set within a stylized sunflower. Hall and her husband divided their time and subjects between the rolling hills of Kansas and the dramatic vistas of New Mexico. In 1944 the couple permanently relocated to New Mexico, living first in Santa Fe and eventually purchasing an estate near Alcade from which they operated an art school. Bassett Hall continued to work and teach from their estate until her death in 1957. ~Wikipedia

 

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art~
http://jsma.uoregon.edu/jordan-schnitzer-museum-art-opens-first-solo-exhibition-norma-bassett-hall-1957
Biographies~
http://beyondbutler.wix.com/beyondbutler#!norma-bassett-hall-bio-link-/ccrh
http://casewardprintmaker.com/Mentor/Norma_Bassett_Hall.html
Artnet~ http://www.artnet.com/artists/norma-bassett-hall/past-auction-results