3 Artists

Winslow Homer,

1.

Where was Winslow Homer born?
(New England)
2.
What art school did Homer graduate from?
(none, he was self-educated, yet his mother deserves credit. She was a painter and shared her love of the craft with him.)
3.
What career moves did Homer take?
(lithograph assistant, artist-reporter)
4.
What kinds of art did Homer make?
( prints, drawings, paintings- first watercolor, then oil)
5.
What areas of the USA did Homer like to travel to paint?
(Maine and Florida)
6.
What recurring or repeated images do you see in Jim Dine’s artwork?
(landscape, figures working)
7.
What art movement is Jim Dine frequently associated with?
(realism, objective realism)

Images of Winslow Homer’s work

Jim Dine

1.

Where was Jim Dine born?
(Cincinnati, Ohio
2.
How old is Jim Dine?
(76 as of June 16, 2011)
3.
How many years ago did Jim Dine graduate from Ohio University with a BFA?
(54 years ago)
4.
What kinds of art does Jim Dine make?
(sculpture, prints, drawings, paintings, mixed media)
5.
What materials does Jim Dine use in his artwork?
(wood, bronze, metal, found objects, paint, ink)
6.
What recurring or repeated images do you see in Jim Dine’s artwork?
(hearts, Pinocchio, skulls, Venus, tools, bathrobes, etc. – many more items could be included
7.
What art movement is Jim Dine frequently associated with?
(Pop Art, but his work has continued to develop since the 1960’s and has since branched into many other areas as a result of focusing on long looking and draftsmanship.)

Images of Jim Dine’s ‘tools’

John White

1.

Where was John White born?
(England, 1543)
2.
For what reason  did White come to America in 1585?
(aritst and mapmaker for the English expedition to North Carolina)
3.
What recurring or repeated images do you see in White’s artwork?

(landscape, figures working, fruit, wildlife)
4.
For what purpose were the paintings used that he made of early North Carolina ?
(White’s observational paintings of the New World are the sole visual documentation of the native environment by the English settlers)
5.
What people did White meet in NC?
(Algonkin tribe: His portraits of them are of great historical significance)
6.
What civic/political role did White serve later in his life?
(governor of Roanoke Island- present day Dare Co. North Carolina)
7.
What motivated Sir Walter Raleigh to appoint White to this role?
(In 1586, when White and Raleigh traveled back to England, Raleigh tasked White with recruiting colonists for a new colony in the Chesapeake Bay area. White succeeded in convincing 113 people, including his daughter to join him.  Virginia Dare, his granddaughter, would later become the first born in this North Carolina colony.)

Images of John White’s work

 

 

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