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 1/10~

This prominent late 19th/early 20th century illustrator’s most famous poster was a young woman dressed in a Navy uniform with the caption, “If I were a man, I would join the Navy”.

This American artist’s images depicted the flapper era in a way that both satirized and influenced the styles of the time, and have continued to define the jazz age for subsequent generations.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2016/01/10/january-10/

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/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/31~

This French draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor, and painter was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, whose career spanned almost six and a half decades and whose influence fundamentally altered the course of modern art.

This Harlem Renaissance sculptor was one of the first African American women to enroll in the Navy; she was commissioned to do a portrait of FDR and the profile of Roosevelt found on the U.S. dime is believed to be based on her artwork.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/31/december-31/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/28~

What German-born Dutch Golden Age painter was an ardent student of nature, who frequently sailed in an open boat on the sea in order to study the effects of storms?

What Swiss/French painter & printmaker associated with Les Nabis completed over 1700 paintings, 200 prints, 100s of drawings, and several sculptures during his lifetime?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/28/december-28/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/19~

This German-born American artist, radicalized by the trauma of World War I, said: “During the war I became interested in truth – in bitter truth and the struggle of life in general.”

This artist – often associated with the Bay Area figurative school – resists categorization, working in a wide range of media including paintings, drawings, prints, posters, and sculptures.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/19/december-19/

Edward Ruscha: Born December 16, 1937


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.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/07/01/ed-ruschas-l-a

Biography~ http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/edward-ruscha-1882
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/

 

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/12~

What Norwegian painter, associated with the Symbolist and Expressionist movements, would revisit subjects from his earlier years with renewed inspiration and intensity?

What postwar American second-generation abstract painter is widely credited for playing a pivotal role in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting?

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