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Which 20th century Mexican artist contracted polio as a child?

Frida Kahlo Click to see the answer

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is in which US city?

New York

Which type of flower features heavily in the work of Claude Monet?

Water Lillies

Early Dutch painter Jan van Eyck was active in which century?

15th

Which 16th century Italian artist painted 'St George and the Dragon'?

Tintoretto

One of Da Vinci's most famous works was called the Last what?

Supper

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What is the name of the painting of a farming couple, one with a pitchfork, in front of a wooden house?

American Gothic Click to see the answer

A work hanging in the Louvre by which artist is also known as 'La Gioconda'?

Leonardo da Vinci

What is the name of the art technique of making paintings from lots of little dots?

Pointillism

The Splash', by which famous artist, sold for £23.1 million in February 2020?

David Hockney

Which French artist is famous for painting Japanese bridges and water lillies?

Monet

A famous Japanese painting is called the great what off Kanagawa?

Wave

Which French artist spent the latter part of his life in French Polynesia?

Gauguin

Which Dutch artist is known for his colorful paintings featuring geometric shapes?

Mondrian

In which county would you find 'Constable Country', most associated with the artist of the same name?

Suffolk

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Which eccentric artist believed he was a reincarnation of his dead brother?

Dali Click to see the answer

One of Salvador Dali's most famous paintings was 'The Burning' what?

Giraffe

Which Spanish painter's works include 'The Tilled Field' and 'The Farm'?

Miro

What was the surname of German artist Peter Paul, born in 1577?

Rubens

What boy's name is also the name of Michaelangelo's most famous sculpture?

David

Artist Claude Monet was born in which year?

1840

How many paintings did Vincent Van Gogh sell in his lifetime?

1

Picasso's work 'Guernica' depicts events in Spain in which decade?

1930s

What color of clothing is the woman wearing in painting 'Whistler's Mother'?

Black

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in which American city?

New York

Canaletto was an 18th century artist from which country?

Italy

Who painted famous British work 'The Hay Wain'?

Constable

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Who created the 'Angel of the North' sculpture?

Gormley Click to see the answer

Which Italian artist's works include 'The Beheading of St John the Baptist'?

Caravaggio

Albrecht Durer was a Renaissance artist from which country?

Germany

Pablo Picasso's work 'Guernica' was painted in which decade?

1930s

Anna Pavlova was famous in which field of the arts?

Ballet

Gerhard Richter is a modern artist from which country?

Germany

Picasso signed his first art contract in which European city?

Paris

Which scientist invented the color wheel?

Isaac Newton

The Splash' and 'A Bigger Splash' are works by which British artist?

Hockney

Which rebel leader featured in the Pop Art of Andy Warhol?

Che Guevara

Who had a 70s hit with the song 'Vincent' about Vincent Van Gogh?

Don McLean

Old Woman Frying Eggs' was a 17th century painting by which Spanish artist?

Velasquez

What is the first name of British modern artist Ms Emin?

Tracey

What is the first name of Norwegian artist Munch?

Edvard

What color of cloth is Jesus wearing over his shoulder in 'The Last Supper'?

Blue

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Which famous artist's surname was Harmenszoon van Rijn?

Rembrandt Click to see the answer

What is the title of a famous painting by Hans Holbein the Younger?

The Ambassadors

Las Meninas', or the Ladies in Waiting, depicts court life in which city?

Madrid

Dutch painter Rembrandt lived and worked in which century?

17th

Which French artist arrived in Tahiti in 1891 and started painting local women?

Gauguin

Who painted the masterpiece 'Salvator Mundi', which sold for $407 million at auction in 2017?

Leonardo da Vinci

What is the first name of painter Cezanne?

Paul

What comes after 'The Night' in the name of Rembrandt's most famous work?

Watch

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' is a 1907 work by which artist?

Picasso

What is the name of the island famous for its huge sculpted heads?

Easter Island

What color is the pigment called ochre, extensively used in Australian aboriginal art?

Red

What is the first name of French impressionist painting Monet?

Claude

The Musee D'Orsay is in which French city?

Paris

Renoir was one of the leading artists in which movement?

Impressionism

Banksy's work started appearing on walls in which decade?

1990s

Georgia O'Keeffe was a 20th century artist from which country?

United States

Which world famous artist was born in Leiden in July 1606?

Rembrandt

Which female Mexican artist is famous for self-portraits?

Frida Kahlo

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Who painted 'The Hay Wain', 'Dedham Vale' and 'Wivenhoe Park'?

Constable Click to see the answer

The Dessert: Harmony in Red' is by which French artist?

Matisse

In which UK city is the Kelvingrove art gallery and museum?

Glasgow

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo suffered from which illness as a child?

Polio

Which artist painted 'Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird'?

Frida Kahlo

Which football team did artist LS Lowry support?

Manchester City

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Which artist was born in 1632 and lived all his life in Delft in the Netherlands?

Vermeer Click to see the answer

The Starry Night Over The Rhone' was painted in 1888 by which artist?

Van Gogh

Roots', by which Latin American artist, set an auction record?

Frida Kahlo

What was the first name of Spanish 17th century artist Velazquez?

Diego

Kirk Douglas starred in the 1956 biopic 'Lust for Life' about which artist?

Van Gogh

Which artist painted 'A Sunday on La Grande Jatte'?

Seurat

Rembrandt was a leading painter of the Golden Age in which country?

Netherlands

Wassily Kandinsky was a 19th and 20th century artist from which country?

Russia

How many figures appear in the Grant Wood painting 'American Gothic'?

2

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Which 20th century artist had a blue period and a rose period?

Picasso Click to see the answer

Which artist said 'The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls'?

Picasso

What was Renaissance painter Raphael's surname?

Santi

What was LS Lowry's job for most of his life?

Rent Collector

From which material did Michaelangelo carve his statue of David?

Marble

The Smithsonian, one of the world's largest museums, is in which US city?

Washington

In which year did Andy Warhol exhibit his famous paintings of soup cans?

1962

Which 20th century artist had a wife and muse called Gala?

Salvador Dali

Albert Namatjira is one of the best known indigenous artists from which country?

Australia

The main figure in 'The Birth of Venus' is standing in which object?

Shell

Which famous Spanish artist died in January 1989 at his home in Figueres?

Salvador Dali

Graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat worked in which US city?

New York

What is the first name of British artist Mr Hockney?

David

Andy Warhol was born in which US state?

Pennsylvania

A Van Gogh painting is about people eating which vegetable?

Potatoes

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is in which city?

Cape Town

Which Dutch artist is famous for paintings with abstract cubes and lines?

Mondrian

What is the first name of British sculptor Ms Hepworth?

Barbara

A famous Rembrandt picture is about a storm on which sea?

Galilee

Contemporary artist Ai Weiwei is from which country?

China

Gustav Klimt is a painter from which country?

Austria

In which European city would you find the Pergamon Museum?

Berlin

Van Gogh only produced art over a period of how many years?

10

Pop artist Andy Warhol was famous for painting which actress?

Marilyn Monroe

The 1955 Jasper Johns work 'Flag' is a representation of the flag of which country?

United States

Which Russian abstract artist painted 'Cossacks'?

Kandinsky

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In which year was infamous con-artist Cassie L. Chadwick born?

1857 Click to see the answer

Salvador Dali kept which type of big cat as a pet?

Ocelot

What was the first name of Dutch painter Vermeer?

Johannes

Which Italian artist's real name was Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi?

Botticelli

The 'Old Guitarist' is a 1903 work by which major 20th century artist?

Picasso

In what year was the Walter Westley Russell piece 'Studland Beach' completed?

1943

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Modern artist Joan Miro was born in which country?

Spain Click to see the answer

What was the first name of the artist Holbein the Younger?

Hans

Jean Paul Sarte died in what year?

1980

In what year was the Thomas Lawrence piece 'Portrait of George IV' completed?

1840

In which year was Augustus Leopold Egg's studio sale first held at Christie's?

1863

In which century was painter Joseph Turner born?

18th

In what year was the Winslow Homer piece 'Boys in a Dory' completed?

1873

In which city could you see Van Gogh's painting 'The Starry Night'?

New York

In what year was the Thomas P. Anshutz piece 'A Rose' completed?

1907

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In which year did French painter Henri Fantin-Latour die?

1904 Click to see the answer

In what year was the piece 'The Titan's Goblet' completed?

1833

In what year was the Thomas Lawrence piece 'A Gipsy Girl' completed?

1794

Buonarroti was the surname of which artist?

Michaelangelo

In what year was the Thomas Baxter piece 'Water Crowfoot' completed?

1821

Jurgen Habaermas was born in what year?

1929

In which year did Mark Rothko commit suicide?

1970

Jean Jacques Rousseau was born in which year?

1712

Which 20th century artist was born Markus Rothkowitz?

Mark Rothko

John Keats was born in which year?

1795

Which artist painted 'Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer'?

Gustav Klimt

The Night Watch' is one of the most famous works by which artist?

Rembrandt

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In which year was Henri Fantin-Latour born?

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In what year was the William Trost Richards piece 'Moonlight on Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire' completed?

1873

In what year was the Walter William Ouless piece 'Portrait of Edward Armitage' completed?

1886

The Venus de Milo is a sculpture of which mythological person?

Aphrodite

Late 18th and 19th century painter Goya was from which country?

Spain

In what year was the Samuel Palmer piece 'The rising Moon' completed?

1850

Artist Hieronymus Bosch was born near which city in around 1474?

Antwerp

In what year was the Sanford Robinson Gifford piece 'A Gorge in the Mountains' completed?

1862

In what year was the Winslow Homer piece 'Fishing Boats, Key West' completed?

1903

In which year did the Tate Gallery acquire Constantin Brancusi's 1926 'Fish' sculpture?

1996

In what year was the Walter William Ouless piece 'Portrait of Henry Stacy Marks' completed?

1877

What does the LS in LS Lowry's name stand for?

Laurence Stephen

In what year was the Sir Gerald Kelly piece 'Jane XXX' completed?

1930

In which century did painter Joesph Turner die?

19th

The Potato Eaters' is a famous work by which artist?

Van Gogh

Anish Kapoor specialises in which type of art?

Sculpture

Which French artist painted 'The Cotton Exchange, New Orleans' in 1873?

Degas

Which European city would you have to visit to see 'The Kiss' by Gustav Klimt?

Vienna

In which year was English artist Reginald G Eves born?

1876

What is the first name of famous British painter Mr Bacon?

Francis

Which artist's works include 'Rain' and 'Portrait of the Artist's Sister Aniuta'?

Chagall

Martin Heidegger was born in which year?

1889

One of Van Gogh's works is of a starry night over which French river?

Rhone

In what year was the Winslow Homer piece 'A Basket of Clams' completed?

1873

The National Gallery is on which London Square?

Trafalgar Square

In which year did English painter Frederick W. Elwell die?

1958

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