Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/5~

What 20th century American painter’s work was a bridge between the highly personal, expressive gestures of Abstract Expressionism and the simplified, spare geometric forms of Minimalism?

What 20th century French artist initially gained international recognition for his paintings, but was also fluent in a variety of media including lithography, tapestries, and stained glass?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/05/december-5/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/4~

This artist blazed a spectacular but short-lived trail through Flanders during the second quarter of the 16th Century as a painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, designer, writer, publisher, traveler and entrepreneur.

This painter was one of the artists dubbed the Irascible 18 after she and 17 prominent Abstract Expressionists signed an open letter to the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accusing the museum of hostility to “advanced art”.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/04/august-4/

Marc Chagall: Born July 7, 1887


PDF: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/resources/Rsrc_002585.pdf

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https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/marc-chagall

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/marc-chagall

Elihu Vedder: Born February 26, 1836

During the second half of the nineteenth century Elihu Vedder was among the ev1870most imaginative and independent of the American expatriate artists. After studying with the genre painter Tompkins H. Matteson in New York, Vedder traveled to Paris…In 1857 he moved to Florence…Vedder returned to the United States in 1860 and began to establish a reputation for imaginative literary paintings and book illustrations. He became a member of the Tile Club and the Century Association and an intimate of notable artistic and literary circles in New York.
About this artist~ https://collections.lacma.org/node/167054

Elihu Vedder (1836–1923)~ http://www.questroyalfineart.com/artist/elihu-vedder/
From the Met Collection~ https://tinyurl.com/zevyv9f
Elihu Vedder’s Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám~ http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/vedder/rubaiyatmain.html

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Born February 18, 1848

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Since today is the birthday of Louis Comfort Tiffany, I thought it might be interesting to have a look at some of the magnificent examples of Tiffany design with which Baltimore has been favored.

Louis Comfort Tiffany’s career lasted from the 1870s through the 1920s. He was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany who founded Tiffany & Company…
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Louis Comfort Tiffany: Born February 18, 1848

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/5~

What 20th century American painter’s work was a bridge between the highly personal, expressive gestures of Abstract Expressionism and the simplified, spare geometric forms of Minimalism?

What 20th century French artist initially gained international recognition for his paintings, but was also fluent in a variety of media including lithography, tapestries, and stained glass?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/05/december-5/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/4~

This artist blazed a spectacular but short-lived trail through Flanders during the second quarter of the 16th Century as a painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, designer, writer, publisher, traveler and entrepreneur.

This painter was one of the artists dubbed the Irascible 18 after she and 17 prominent Abstract Expressionists signed an open letter to the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accusing the museum of hostility to “advanced art”.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/04/august-4/