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Interesting 'A' People of Art
Art World Figures
"This quiz will cover some of the well-known and lesser-known figures of the art world. Simple guess the artist from the clues presented. Oh yes, all names will begin with 'A'...good luck!"
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This French artist of the Dada movement spent much of his art life with his wife Sophie, whom he loved dearly. He was most famous for his work as a sculptor, and found himself associated with the Surrealists as well. What was his name?
What American artist was famous for his marvelously colorful 'Birds of America'?
Which 16th century painter from Milan was famed for his bizarre paintings of human figures which were entirely comprised fruits, vegetables, animals and other objects?
This early 16th century Italian painter was the subject of a Robert Browning poem. He was also roundly criticized by Vasari for being helplessly subservient to his wife. Despite this defamation, he remains one of the great figures of Florentine art of the generation just following Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo. Who was he?
Andrea del Castagno
Andrea del Sarto
Andrea da Firenze
Andrea di Bartolo
He was considered to be one of the founders of modern architecture, and indeed his was the first printed work on the subject in 1485. What was the name of this great figure?
Who was the first international known female art figure?
The famed English art critic John Ruskin referred to this 15th-century Italian artist as a 'saint'. Indeed, in 1984 he was beatified by the Pope. Who was this friar-painter?
(Two Words (Initials: F. A.))
Though born and raised in Germany, this artist became truly famous after immigrating to America and teaching at both Black Mountain College and at Yale. His most well-known art consisted primarily of plain-colored squares. Who was this 20th-century artist?
Though not a painter in his own right, this French art critic and poet was one of the most important figures of the art world in the early 20th century. Particularly, he did much to help popularize and publicize the works of the Cubists and the Futurists, and he coined the term 'Surrealist'. What was his name?
This man was the court painter to Alexander the Great, and descriptions of his works (of which none survive) inspired some of the Renaissance greats. Which of the following was he?
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