History Of Visual Art And Famous Artists! Trivia Facts Quiz

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History Of Visual Art And Famous Artists! Trivia Facts Quiz

The Monalisa is considered one of the best paintings in the world and was the work of the great Leonardo da Vinci. Most of the best painters in history traced their origin to Europe, and their works can be found in museums. As an art student, how conversant are you with the history of visual art and famous artists? Take this test and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      N.C Wyeth

  • 2. 
    Known for western actions scenes painted.
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 3. 
    Recommended that his pupils look to their own country and their own lives for inspiration
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • C. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • D. 

      Mead Schaeffer

  • 4. 
    Produced a series of murals on Delaware history which hang in the State Capitol in Dover
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      Stanley Arthurs

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Frank Schoonover

    • B. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      Stanley Arthurs

  • 6. 
    Turned to the egg tempera medium and also began to paint more exhibitions
    • A. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • B. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      N.C. Wyeth

  • 7. 
    Worked well into the 1920s, but her output of this later period doesn't compare with her earlier work
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 8. 
    Victorian women in romantic settings
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 9. 
    Studied under Harvey Dunn at the Grand Central Art School
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • C. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • D. 

      Mead Schaeffer

  • 10. 
    Sold drawings to the Philadelphia Times
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 11. 
    Known for "Good Housekeeping" magazine cover
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Tom Lovell

    • B. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      Harold Schmidt

  • 13. 
    Recommended that his students train themselves hard, spiritually and artistically, to experience the environments they wished to replicate.
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • D. 

      Frank Schoonover

  • 14. 
    Researched the weapons and costume at a museum 
    • A. 

      Tom Lovell

    • B. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • C. 

      Frank Schoonover

    • D. 

      Peter de Séve

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • B. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • C. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 16. 
    Personality was as important as the principles he taught
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • D. 

      Dean Cornwell

  • 17. 
    Learned photography. Found friends in poses.
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 18. 
    Specialty: illustrating historical texts
    • A. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • B. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • C. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 19. 
    Treasure Island
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • C. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • D. 

      N.C. Wyeth

  • 20. 
    Pre-Raphaelites
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 21. 
    Three stages
    • A. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • B. 

      Frank Schoonover

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 22. 
    Master of seafaring artist
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Tom Lovell

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 23. 
    Prefer to work in full colors, even though he knew the work would be reproduced in black and white
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • D. 

      Dean Cornwell

  • 24. 
    Recording his works in the remarkable day books and numbered them #1-4
    • A. 

      Frank Schoonover

    • B. 

      Peter de Séve

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 25. 
    Trained by both Dean Cornwell and Harvey Dunn, Schaeffer combined Cornwell's fluid compositions with Dunn's bravura brushstrokes
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      N.C. Wyeth

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 27. 
    NY cover magazine
    • A. 

      Peter de Séve

    • B. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • C. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • D. 

      Mead Schaeffer

  • 28. 
    First woman in the US to be commissioned to paint a mural
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 29. 
    Mastery of the techniques of composition was another objective. An insistence on original composition. 
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      William Aylward

    • D. 

      Mead Schaeffer

  • 30. 
    Get assigned (through President Roosevelt) to write about and illustrate an incredible sea journey with the floating dry-dock "Dewey"
    • A. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • B. 

      Frank Schoonover

    • C. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 31. 
    Painter of children
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 32. 
    In later years, she chose portrait work and kept her subjects' attention with fairy tales
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 33. 
    Finding Nemo, Mulan, Tarzan, Ice Age, Monster Inc.
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • C. 

      Peter de Séve

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 34. 
    Founding member of the Famous Artists Painting Course
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • C. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • D. 

      Mead Schaeffer

  • 35. 
    Her work was characterized by its great beauty and sensitivity
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 36. 
    Did stain glass design
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • D. 

      Frank Schoonover

  • 37. 
    Father of American Illustrator
    • A. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • B. 

      James Gurney

    • C. 

      Howard Pyle

    • D. 

      Frank Schoonover

  • 38. 
    Live what he paints
    • A. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • B. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      Frank Schoonover

  • 39. 
    "The Seven Ages of Childhood" series
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 40. 
    Her knowledge of human anatomy was superb, and her skill at drawing hands is especially evident
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • B. 

      Frank Schoonover

    • C. 

      Tom Lovell

    • D. 

      Harold von Schmidt

  • 42. 
    Master storyteller, his success remained heart, rather than technology or economics
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      William Aylward

    • D. 

      N.C. Wyeth

  • 43. 
    Inspired by friend and neighbor, Norman Rockwell, executed several memorable covers for The Saturday Evening Post
    • A. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • B. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      Mead Schaeffer

  • 44. 
    His students included: Cornwell, Harold von Schmidt, Saul Tepper
    • A. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • D. 

      Mead Schaeffer

  • 45. 
    Best known for his illustrated book series "Dinotopia" (and National Geographic)
    • A. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • B. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • C. 

      James Gurney

    • D. 

      Dean Cornwell

  • 46. 
    An American artist known for her murals and her works in stained glass
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 47. 
    Has more Brandywine tradition out of the three Red Rose Girls
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 48. 
    "Children of the Coal Shadow"
    • A. 

      James Gurney

    • B. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • C. 

      Frank Schoonover

    • D. 

      Harold von Schmidt

  • 49. 
    Recommended his students use authentic props in their paintings to enhance images
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      James Gurney

    • D. 

      Stanley Arthurs

  • 50. 
    Enrolled at Pratt Institute and was considered the most outstanding student in Class of 1920
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • C. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 51. 
    Career making field trips
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      Harold von Schmidt

  • 52. 
    "Little Miss Muffet", is considered The Mona Lisa of children's book illustrations
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 53. 
    Faculty of Projection - To be able to live the scene one was depicting was as essential as being able to draw. Projection was the difference between imitation and creation, between cold and warmth.
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 54. 
    Large illustrations, 30"x40" range
    • A. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • B. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      William Aylward

  • 55. 
    "The Building of the House of Wisdom"
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 56. 
    Known as the "librarian" for the Red Rose Girls
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 57. 
    Consider himself a storyteller with a brush
    • A. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • B. 

      Tom Lovell

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      N.C. Wyeth

  • 58. 
    Founded the first School of Illustration in the nation at Drexel Institute (1894) in Philadelphia
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • D. 

      Dean Cornwell

  • 59. 
    Known for his plainn-air landscape paintings
    • A. 

      William Aylward

    • B. 

      James Gurney

    • C. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • D. 

      Frank Schoonover

  • 60. 
    Painted more than 70 covers for science fiction and fantasy paperback novels, and he created several stamp designs for US Postal Service
    • A. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • B. 

      James Gurney

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      Harold von Schmidt

  • 61. 
    "Breaker Boys"
    • A. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • B. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • C. 

      Peter de Séve

    • D. 

      Frank Schoonover

  • 62. 
    "The First Day of Peace"
    • A. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • B. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • C. 

      Frank Schoonover

    • D. 

      Tom Lovell

  • 63. 
    Founder of the Brandywine School and tradition
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      Tom Lovell

  • 64. 
    Became one of the highest-paid woman illustrator of all time (one of the most successful)
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 65. 
    "The Prairie is my Garden"
    • A. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • D. 

      Dean Cornwell

  • 66. 
    "The most fruitful and worthwhile thing I have ever done has been to teach"
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      N.C Wyeth

    • D. 

      Tom Lovell

  • 67. 
    "Art can be a time machine..."
    • A. 

      Peter de Séve

    • B. 

      Tom Lovell

    • C. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • D. 

      Mead Schaeffer

  • 68. 
    "Bronco Buster Oil Painting"
    • A. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • B. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • C. 

      William Aylward

    • D. 

      Dean Cornwell

  • 69. 
    Dean of Illustrator
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • C. 

      Dean Schaeffer

    • D. 

      Willian Aylward

  • 70. 
    "Life"
    • A. 

      Anna Betts

    • B. 

      Jessie Wilcox Smith

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Green (Elliot)

    • D. 

      Violet Oakley

  • 71. 
    "A thing done right is done with the authority of knowledge"
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      Harold von Schmidt

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      N.C. Wyeth

  • 72. 
    Animated film "Fire and Ice"
    • A. 

      William Aylward

    • B. 

      James Gurney

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      N.C Wyeth

  • 73. 
    B.A. in Archaeology
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      James Gurney

    • D. 

      Stanley Arthurs

  • 74. 
    "A good painter relies on browns and grays and uses them like a good cook..."
    • A. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • B. 

      N.C. Wyeth

    • C. 

      Mead Schaeffer

    • D. 

      Harold von Schmidt

  • 75. 
    Believed the purpose of illustration was to set the stage for the reader's imagination
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      Dean Cornwell

    • D. 

      N.C Wyeth

  • 76. 
    Although he requires mastery of the academic principles of art, techniques, materials, or methods, he rarely mentioned a word about them
    • A. 

      Howard Pyle

    • B. 

      Harvey Dunn

    • C. 

      Stanley Arthurs

    • D. 

      Frank Schoonover