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19th Century Artists Challenge

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19th Century Artists Challenge game quiz
"Here is a 19th-century artists challenge for you from your faithful correspondant in France, Mme de la Bruyere."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Born in London, son of a barber, he excelled in the art of watercolor and his oils show the magical mystical effects of light. One critic called his work, 'pictures of nothing, and very like'. His contemporary Constable called it 'tinted steam'.
    Answer: (Last name only)

2. This woman painter was one of the most famous animal painters of the nineteenth-century in France. She held an official permit to dress as a man, so as not so cause a stir while painting horses in Paris. She was the first woman to receive the Legion d'honneur in 1899.
    Answer: (Happiness, last name only)

3. This painter born in Aix-en-Provence, was great friends with the famous Emile Zola, until the latter published a novel called the 'oeuvre' the story about a failed artist that just so happened to resemble him! He is best known for his landscapes, still-lifes and bathers. He was revered by the Cubists.
    Answer: (Last name only)

4. Born in Ornans near the Swiss border of France, he was known for being a dangerous firebrand and participating in the 1848 revolution and the Commune of 1871. He is known for his high degree of naturalism in people and landscapes. One of his large women's backsides is portrayed in a famous anti-cellulite treatment this year in France, as the before picture!

5. This American from Pennsylvania primarily did portraits. He studied in Paris and was influenced by Manet. This artist's most famous works were of operations such as the 'Gross Clinic'.
    Mary Cassatt
    Ralph Earl
    Winslow Homer
    Thomas Eakins

6. This out of the mainstream artist had two trends of art, flowery colored landscapes and still-lifes in an Impressionistic style (he exhibited with them), and a darker dream-like visionary style. He is often categorized as a Symbolist. He was a master of pastels as well.

7. This artist's painting gave the Impressionists their name. He stopped painting human figures after his first wife died. From then on he mainly did landscapes and nature. His visions of cathedrals, lily pads, trees, and water at various times of the day, required quite a complicated system of setting up several easels and switching. His last home was bought and restored at Giverny, with largely American funding.
    Answer: (One Word, last name only)

8. Born in Rouen, this Romantic artist was a classmate of Delacroix. His 'Raft of the Medusa' was the portrayal of a shipwreck, and a French political scandal. He was also known for his horses and then his studies of the insane asylum residents.

9. This powerful German woman artist concentrated on the mother and child and Socialist themes. She did mainly portraiture and worked in woodcuts, lithographs and engravings. She lost her son and her grandson in the two World Wars.
    Answer: (One Word, last name only)

10. This American artist was born in Massachusetts. He attended West Point and studied cartography. When he went to Paris he met Degas and others and developed his own style. He later moved to London. Manet admired him too. His titles were often Symphony or Nocturne to avoid the Victorian story like titles. This despite the fact they were often portraits. Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean film recently used his painting in its storyline.
    Answer: (One Word, last name only)

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Compiled Jun 28 12