Great Artists Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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Great Artists Quiz: Trivia Facts!

Great artists quiz: trivia facts! There are some artists who stand out when it comes to their styles of painting, and their work has stood the test of time by being the most expensive in the world. One of the most notable artists is Pablo Picasso. In this special quiz, you will get to test out just how much you know about some artists, their works and stories. Do give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which artist's trademark pictograms of the radiant baby and the three-eyed smiling face first appeared in chalk in the New York City Subway?
    • A. 

      Nam June Paik

    • B. 

      Yoko Ono

    • C. 

      Keith Haring

    • D. 

      Julian Schnabel

  • 2. 
    Which late modern artist painted a series of paintings inspired by British criminal, John Christie?
    • A. 

      Richard Estes

    • B. 

      Georg Baselitz

    • C. 

      Francis Bacon

    • D. 

      Brett Whiteley

  • 3. 
    Which French artist retired from his position as a Customs Official at the age of forty to take up painting full time?
    • A. 

      Andre Derain

    • B. 

      Henri Matisse

    • C. 

      Pierre Bonnard

    • D. 

      Henri Rousseau

  • 4. 
    Which artist wrote in 1915 "The more terrifying this world (as it is today), the more abstract the art"?
    • A. 

      Beckmann

    • B. 

      Corinth

    • C. 

      Kirchner

    • D. 

      Klee

  • 5. 
    Which portrait artist switched to painting seated in a forklift after an injury?
    • A. 

      Richard Estes

    • B. 

      Duane Hanson

    • C. 

      Alice Neel

    • D. 

      Chuck Close

  • 6. 
    What Scottish-born American painter worked as a steelworker and miner before losing a leg in 1891?
    • A. 

      Horace Pippin

    • B. 

      Louis Seraphine

    • C. 

      Louis Vivin

    • D. 

      John Kane

  • 7. 
    Who was the first native painter to achieve recognition in the USA?
    • A. 

      Horace Pippin

    • B. 

      Grandma Moses

    • C. 

      John Kane

    • D. 

      Leon Kudla

  • 8. 
    Which artist, who visited London in 1905-06, painted scenes of that city in a fauvist style?
    • A. 

      Maurice Denis

    • B. 

      Raoul Dufy

    • C. 

      Albert Marquet

    • D. 

      Othon Friesz

  • 9. 
    Which artist drew people in the London Underground shelters during World War II?
    • A. 

      Henry Moore

    • B. 

      Graham Bell

    • C. 

      Graham Sutherland

    • D. 

      Kurt Schwitters

  • 10. 
    Who said: "When you see a gruesome picture again and again, it doesn't really have any effect"?
    • A. 

      Max Bill

    • B. 

      Kurt Schwitters

    • C. 

      Max Ernst

    • D. 

      Andy Warhol

  • 11. 
    Which artist adopted France as his home but was actually born in Stampa, Switzerland, in 1901?
    • A. 

      Balthus

    • B. 

      Daniel French

    • C. 

      Paul Klee

    • D. 

      Alberto Giacometti

  • 12. 
    What great British artist has been reported as having burned his art school to the ground because he was smoking in bed?
    • A. 

      Lucian Freud

    • B. 

      Richard Long

    • C. 

      Peter Blake

    • D. 

      Terry Atkinson

  • 13. 
    Masaccio, who painted "The Holy Trinity" in 1428, was how old when he died?
    • A. 

      27

    • B. 

      89

    • C. 

      41

    • D. 

      52

  • 14. 
    Who was described by Ruskin as "not an artist properly so-called, but an inspired saint"?
    • A. 

      Leonardo

    • B. 

      Fra Angelico

    • C. 

      Michelangelo

    • D. 

      Raphael

  • 15. 
    Which artist was the son of a racehorse trainer?
    • A. 

      Francis Bacon

    • B. 

      Jackson Pollock

    • C. 

      Edgar Degas

    • D. 

      Kurt Schwitters

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