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Famous Artists

written by: faceless
Here's a quiz on famous 19th and 20th century artists.

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This American pop artist was often surrounded by beautiful, wealthy and eccentric people. He was shot in 1968 by a delusional and paranoid individual, an incident which inspired a 1996 movie.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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This well-known artist was born in Spain in 1881. His birth name was exceptionally long, so he signed his paintings with only his last name. He (along with Georges Braque) developed the analytical cubism style of painting.

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Born in Holland in 1853, this artist suffered from a mental disorder which physicians and psychologists have been unable to label. In 1885, he completed the painting featured in the image provided, which he believed would earn him respect in the art world. The painting was not a success in his lifetime, but now is considered a masterpiece. He committed suicide in 1890.
Ansel Adams
Vincent Van Gogh
Gustav Klimt
Ernest Hemingway

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This female artist was born in Wisconsin on November 15, 1887. Her paintings, such as those of magnified flowers, portray the power and emotion of nature. In addition to landscapes, flowers, and other natural elements, she also painted abstract subjects such as in her painting entitled "Music Pink and Blue".
Jessie Wilcox-Smith
Laurie Maitland
Lisa Kowalski
Georgia O'Keefe

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In the 1988 film Funny Farm, Andy Farmer (Chevy Chase) and his wife are disillusioned after moving to a small town in Vermont. In order to sell their house, Andy gives copies of this artist's paintings to the town-folk and pays them to act like the characters depicted in them.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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"Water Lilies" is the title given to a series of paintings by artist, Claude Monet.

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The artwork in the image provided is an example of art nouveau, and was painted by Gustav Klimt.

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This artist, whose paintings include "The Persistence of Memory" (1931), also designed the dream sequence in Alfred Hitchcock's film Spellbound (1945).
Pablo Picasso
Salvador Dali
Andy Warhol
Rodolfo Jimenez

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The artist responsible for "The Scream" was Edvard Munch. His images were so graphic and violent that his first exhibition held in Berlin in 1892 was closed by authorities.

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This artist, who painted the artwork in the image provided, was born in 1834. Although trained as a lawyer, he gave up the practice for a career as a painter. He used ballet dancers as subjects for most of his paintings, but he was also fond of painting cafe scenes and racetracks.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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