Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/20~

Which German baroque sculptor also worked as an architect and built many state buildings in Berlin during his role as Court Architect?

Which photojournalist and his wife became LIFE magazine’s first husband and wife photographer-reporter team to be sent overseas?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/20/may-20/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/19~

What Italian Renaissance artist, known for ceramic sculpture with colorful glazes, was a member of Florence’s most prestigious family of terracotta sculptors?

What painter from a famous family of early American artists was able to maintain a career for about sixty years and support herself without marrying, unusual in the 1800s?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/19/may-19/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/11~

What artist, the leading French sculptor of his time, created works that form a prelude to the art of his student and admirer Auguste Rodin?

What artist went to Hollywood to work with Alfred Hitchcock on the film Spellbound, crafting a dream sequence full of psychoanalytic symbols?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/11/may-11/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/3~

This Florentine painter was taken under the care of Agnolo Bronzino, a family friend, after his father died; his young life was spent in Bronzino’s workshop in Florence.

This sculptor’s “Orpheus and Apollo,” commissioned in 1961, is a 5-ton, 190-foot-long constellation of polished bronze bars connected by wires that hangs over the lobby at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/03/may-3/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/25~

This artist created a vocabulary of various signs and marks that read metaphorically, rather than according to any form of traditional iconography.

This Dutch-born artist was part of the original CoBrA group (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam) founded at the Café de l’Hotel Notre Dame in Paris.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/25/april-25/

Elizabeth Catlett: Born April 15, 1915

The Misty Miss Christy

CatlettPicBorn in Washington, D.C. in 1915, Elizabeth Catlett was firmly rooted in a scholarly and artistic tradition. Her father, who died when Catlett was young, was a respected mathematics professor at Tuskegee Institute, where Booker T. Washington and George Carver taught years earlier. Having been denied admission to the Carnegie Institute because she was African American, Catlett attended Howard University and later Catlett1earned a Master of Fine Art degree at the University of Iowa. There she studied sculpture under Grant Wood, a leading regionalist painter best known for his work American Gothic. Her graduate thesis – a sculpture of a black mother and child – received first prize in the African American Exposition held in Chicago in 1940.

Catlett2After receiving her MFA, Catlett accepted a position at Dillard University in New Orleans, where she became the head of the art department. In the 1940s, Catlett moved to New York and…

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Louis-Ernest Barrias (April 13, 1841-February 4, 1905)

NatureThe figure first appeared in white marble at the Paris Salon of 1893 as ‘La Nature mystérieuse et voilée se découvre devant la Science’ and was acquired by the faculty at l’Ecole de Médecine in Bordeaux. Barrias returned to the theme a few years later exhibiting a related sculpture at the 1899 Salon, simply titled ‘La Nature se dévoilant’. Following in the spirit of pioneers of polychromy such as Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier and Eugène Cornu this figure was carved using expensive and luxurious materials such as Algerian onyx for the drapery, lapis lazuli for the ribbon and malachite for the scarab. This figure is now in the collection of the Muse d’Orsay. A final version in white marble was made in 1902 and acquired by the École de Medicine in Paris.
http://lapada.org/art-and-antiques/la-nature-se-devoilant-devant-la-science/

Nature Revealing Herself To Science~
http://www.sinaiandsons.com/catalogue/20th%20Century/Bronze/Barrias%20Figures.php
Biography~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis-Ernest_Barrias#Biography