Daphne Odjig was born in September 11, 1919 to Joyce Peachey and Dominic Odjig. She grew up with siblings Stanley, Winnifred and Donavan in the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve (Manitoulin Island, Northern Ontario). Odjig was educated in art in Ottawa, then moved to Sweden to continue her studies. Her first major art piece was her pen and ink drawings of Cree people from northern Manitoba. In 1973, she became a founder of the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporation, and in 1974 she opened the first Canadian gallery representing First Nations art in Winnipeg.
Georgia O’Keeffe was born in 1887 in rural Wisconsin, and by the young age of 10 decided she wanted to be an artist. She was taught by a local watercolorist named Sara Mann in her younger years, and went on to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1905 to 1906. In 1908 O’Keeffee stopped painting for 4 years because she disliked the more traditionalist style of painting she had been taught. She was inspired to paint again by Arthur Wesley Dow who taught a less traditional style. Her art progressed from this point, and she had her first solo exhibit in 1917.
I suppose it was in me ... I became almost crazy to make something like the thing which fascinated me”.(Henderson, H. and Romare, B. 2014). Lewis knew how hard it was for a poor black woman at that time she was blessed with an exciting talent that she wanted to explore. Edmonia Lewis was originally born in East Greenbush, NY, but worked for most of her career in Italy, Rome where she obtained her fame, and recognition in the international fine arts. One of Lewis’s
There, he searched for after his imperativeness for making workmanship, getting a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1922. Around that time, he presented his energy to the understudies of Lincoln High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He taught there for a long time, before moving to New York City. At the time, New York's Harlem neighborhood had a flourishing expressions scene.
Thomas Cole was originally born in Lancashire, England in 1801. In 1818 he and his parents moved to America. Cole’s father wanted him to be a lawyer. However, Cole self-thought himself in the art where he found his true passion on painting. Cole always found picturesque landscapes for which showed interest at an early age.
Georgia O’Keeffe was a great painter who caught on to other artist techniques and was influenced by another talented artist also known as Paul Strand’s. O’Keeffe was influenced by the way he cropped his photographs. She was the first known artist to catch on to the method of painting close-ups of the uniquely American objects that had lots of detail and was nicely abstract. Georgia O’Keeffe uses the elements of art in all her paintings. For those who are not familiar with the elements of art the elements of art are known as the visual components of color, line, form, space, texture, shape, and value.
As a child growing up he always expressed a love for art. His mom, Elizabeth Douglass used to draw and paint using watercolors, and this is what was believed to have played a part in his love for art. Elizabeth worked for the Malvane family in Topeka, which founded the Malvane Museum of
Slavery has been around since 1619; African people were captured and forced to be servants for the Europeans and then became the primary source of labor. Slavery lasted for about 245 years, President Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, issued the Emancipation Proclamation which proposed to abolish slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment also gave the same demand. Even though slavery was prohibited, African- Americans were still treated unfairly and had no freedom of expression; the Jim Crow Laws in the south would discourage African- Americans for their culture by not allowing them to express their emotions through their art, music, and stories. The Great Migration was the result of black culture being disrespected; during 1915 through 1960,
After teaching for over 35 years, Alma retired from teaching, and began to concentrate on art full time. During that time, Alma was finally able to develop her signature style. In 1966, Alma debuted her abstract work in Howard, at the age of 75. Many compared her work with Byzantine mosaics and the paintings of the Washington Color School. Her work was very quiet distinctive.
She decided to spend her entire day drawing and painting as opposed to finding a real job and providing for her children. “Mom devoted herself to her art. She spent all day working on oil paintings, watercolors, charcoal drawings, pen and ink sketches, clay and wire sculptures, silk screens, and wood blocks. She didn 't have any particular style; some of her paintings were what she called primitive, some were impressionistic and abstract, some were realistic. "I don 't want to be pigeonholed," she liked to say.”
The 1920s, the age of fun, the “années folles” said the French, meaning the “Crazy Years” of the United States. Following the economic boom that came after the victory of World War I, the Roaring Twenties era emphasized new art, social boundaries, and cultural vitality. Throughout this decade Georgia O’Keeffe was creating her most popular works yet, such as the Black Iris (1926) and Oriental Poppies (1928). The very first of these is her Grey Line with Black, Blue, and Yellow creation. What these have in common is the staple of O'Keefe's art - flowers that represent femininity but also in a way that was audaciously sexual.
She lived in the United Stated from 1962 to 1972 where she worked on her pieces as well. Mary was known for her signature pieces sure as the stone reliefs, optical lens boxes, assemblages, and drawings to name a few. When she moved to New York like most well-known artists did her studio was the place to be. Her studio served as a place for meet and greets and hosted other events. The famous 20th century artists and musicians that used her studio were Nam June Paik, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Merce Cunningham.
It was a moment when modern African American culture took people's imagination. According to Coleman, F. (1995), “No one captured visually the essence of African-American life in the 1920s and 1930s as vividly or faithfully as did Archibald Motley” (para. 2). Archibald Motley was a visual artist who took part in that period and expressed his art well. He has paintings from all aspects of his career. From the time he was in college at the Art Institute of
Sandy Skoglund was born on September 11, 1946, in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She studied both art history and studio art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and received her BA degree in Studio Art in 1968. Then she went to the University of Iowa for a Master of Fine Arts Degree. She was interested in a variety of artistic disciplines