Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/23~

This American painter best known for her portraits of children once noted, “Although I was born in 1865 in San Francisco, it was not until sixteen years later that I started to live, for in 1881 I entered the National Academy of Design”.

In 1897 this Swedish sculptor made what he thought was a temporary stop in Paris on his way to Chile, where he was due to manage a school of gymnastics; instead, he remained in Paris, where he studied art.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/20~

This French-born sculptor left for Copenhagen in 1753 to execute a bronze equestrian statue of Frederick V of Denmark and stayed there for twenty years, becoming director of the Danish Academy of Art.

This artist, best known for his collages, worked in several genres and media including: Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, & what came to be known as installation art.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~

Which French painter associated with the Dada movement also wrote plays, poetry, manifestos and opera librettos?

Which American sculptor is best known for her abstract and figurative metal statues created after her return to the United States from France in 1940?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/18~

In his later years this 16th century Italian architect and sculptor was influenced by Counter-Reformation piety, repudiating his earlier nude sculptures as lustful and designing several austere buildings for the Jesuits.

This painter and illustrator was also a writer for Life and Judge, and even wrote and acted in silent films, but his most famous achievement is his painting of Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer with the caption “I Want YOU for U.S. Army”.

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Christo (June 13, 1935) & Jeanne-Claude (June 13, 1935–Nov. 18, 2009)

The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude were born in the same hour on the same day, June 13, 1935. Christo Vladimirov Javacheff was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, of a Bulgarian industrialist family. Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon was born in Casablanca, Morocco, of a French military family. The couple first met in Paris in 1958, while Christo was working on Packages and Wrapped Objects. Their only child, the poet Cyril Christo, was born May 11, 1960.
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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 5/30~

What Ukrainian-American artist, best known for his Cubist-inspired sculptures, was granted a patent in 1927 for a motorized structure that allowed painted images to move?

What American painter — identified with the movements of monochrome painting, minimalism, and conceptual art — is best known for abstract, white-on-white paintings?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/24~

In the early 19th Century, this sculptor began scouring the French countryside for medieval antiques to sell to raise money; this resulted in a personal collection which forms a core part of The Cloisters in New York City.

In 1956, this artist designed an updated version of the DC superhero Flash, the character that heralded the wholesale return of superheroes and the beginning of what fans and historians call the Silver Age of comics.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/23~

What Abstract Expressionist artist’s use of housepainter brushes produced tiny splatters and inflections on the canvas that enhanced the explosive quality of his black lines?

What sculptor’s work was inspired in part by the craftsmanship of the local carpenters in Sierra Leone, where he spent two years with the Peace Corps?

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