Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/22~

What artist, whom Picture Post magazine called “the greatest war photographer in the world”, died in Vietnam when he stepped on a land mine in 1954?

What artist coined the term Combines for his non-traditional materials and methods which blurred the division between painting and sculpture?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/22/october-22/

Mary Blair: Born October 21, 1911

Her vibrant colors and stylized designs pervade Disney animated films from 1943 to 1953 (such as THE THREE CABALLEROS, CINDERELLA, ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND PETER PAN). A prolific artist, during the 1950’s and 60’s she brought eye-appealing flair to children’s books (I CAN FLY), advertisements, theatrical set designs, and large-scale theme park murals and attractions (such as Disneyland’s IT’S A SMALL WORLD).

Though much of her art veers away from naturalism toward abstraction, she was one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists; he personally responded to her use of color, naïve graphics, and the storytelling aspect in her pictures…
About Mary~ http://magicofmaryblair.com/about-mary.htm

Biography~ http://www.californiawatercolor.com/pages/mary-blair-biography
MARY BLAIR (1911-1978)~ http://www.sullivangoss.com/mary_Blair/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/20~

This Italian Renaissance ceramist and sculptor was the nephew of Luca della Robbia and assumed control of the family workshop after his uncle’s death in 1482.

This 20th century Japanese painter practiced the nihonga style of painting, which uses traditional Japanese artistic conventions, techniques, and materials.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/20/october-20/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/19~

Which artist produced some of Italian Futurism’s most iconic paintings and sculptures, despite his premature accidental death during World War I?

Which contemporary Belgian artist was so taken by the way Japanese calligraphers placed paper on the floor and bent over to work that he adopted the method?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/19/october-19/

Peter Max: Born October 19, 1937

When Go-Go Met Day-Glo”
“LIFE Magazine, September 5, 1969: A Portrait of Peter Max as a Very Rich Man”
Biography~ https://www.parkwestgallery.com/artist/peter-max

Born in Berlin in 1937, Max and his family fled Nazi-Germany to Shanghai where he would spend the first 10 years of his life. It was here where Max’s father, a reputable businessman, and mother first began to notice his artistic talents. The pair hired the daughter of a street vendor to conduct art lessons and serve as a nanny. Max began his formal art training at the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan…

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/18~

This late 17th century painter was one of the most sought-after Italian artists of the day and, until Pablo Picasso, the most prolific artist who ever lived.

This American sculptor went to Paris in 1950 to study; when he returned to the US he began to produce the junkyard scrap metal compositions he is known for.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/18/october-18/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/17~

Which Italian portrait painter of the late Florentine school was so technically skilled that several copies he made of Correggio’s works were thought to be duplicates by Correggio himself?

Which painter and printmaker, a pioneer of American Impressionism and perhaps its most prolific and successful practitioner, was noted for his urban and coastal scenes?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/17/october-17/

Kerry James Marshall: Born October 17, 1955

“For me,” he said in his MCA Chicago lecture, “the thing that has the greatest transformative capacity in the art world today, in terms of what people expect to see when they go to the art museum, is a painting that has a black figure in it, because 95 percent of all the other paintings you see are going to have white figures in them. The whole history of representation is built on the representation of white folks. Now, all of that stuff is good, so you have to figure out how to get good like that, and then get in there on the terms that are relevant for now.” Marshall has done this “from the ground up,” as Metropolitan Museum curator Ian Alteveer put it, working through historical styles and genres, including Rococo love scenes, large-scale history paintings, and Impressionist plein air fetes.
http://www.artnews.com/2016/03/02/the-painter-of-modern-life-kerry-james-marshall-aims-to-get-more-images-of-black-figures-into-museums/?singlepage=1

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/kerry-james-marshall
http://hyperallergic.com/310477/how-kerry-james-marshall-rewrites-art-history/
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.35534.html#biography

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/16~

This Italian sculptor completed more than 150 bronze sculptures, primarily of wildlife, working from live animal models at zoos and abandoning a piece if he could not complete it in one sitting.

This American photographer and filmmaker embraced the ideas of modern painting and sculpture but applied it to his photography, making him a pioneer in 20th century avant-garde photography.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/16/october-16/