Choice # 2:  Poster on an Artist


Research an artist of your choice from the following list and create a poster expressing what you have learned.  You may use any books, magazines or quality internet sources such as a museum or college website.  You must list a minimum of 3 sources used for your poster, one must be a book.  

Materials available from the classroom: (please feel free to add anything that will enhance your design)
- 24X36 oak tag                                   - Sharpies
-Markers                                              -Colored Pencils
-Colored Paper                                    -Glue Sticks
-Color Printer                                       -Rulers

Poster must include:
____ Name of Artist
____ Birth and Death dates 
____ Art movement that they were a part of
____ Interesting information that you found 
____ Biographical information
    (Where they lived, grew up, worked, went to school, trained as an artist, etc.)
____ Clear, creative lettering
____ 4 examples of their artwork with labels
____ Elements of design and layout (borders, symbols, colors, etc.)
____ List the sources you used on the back of poster (min of 3, websites, books, magazines)

Your grade will be based on the following for a total of 100 points:

-Is the poster complete and is there a list of sources on the back? (10 points)

            -Did use clear, creative lettering for the name of your artist? (10 points)

-Is the poster visually pleasing to look at and well crafted? (20 points)

-Did you include biographical information about your artist? (20 points)

- Did you include at least 4 examples of your artist’s work with labels? (20 points)

- Did you add interesting designs, elements, and symbols? (20 points)

Artist List

John Chamberlain (American sculptor that used scrap car parts)

Jean Claude and Christo (created large-scale environmental installations) 

Chuck Close (disabled photo realist)

Marcel Duchamp (known for ‘The Fountain” aka a urinal) 

Andy Goldsworthy (earth artist: works with all natural materials)

Phil Hansen (young, contemporary mixed-media artist, films himself at work) 

Hans Hoffman (experimented with color and texture)

Edward Hopper (painted his observations of modern American society) 

Jasper Johns (mixed-media artist, uses everyday symbols in different contexts)

Paul Klee ( helped establish the character and essence of modern art) 

Gustav Klimt (work is recognized by his use of gold and colorful decoration)

Wassily Kandinsky (Expressionist)  

Lee Krasner (married to Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionist)

Jacob Lawrence (created paintings to support the civil rights movement) 

Rene Magritte (created witty and amusing imagery)

Henri Matisse (known for his use of color, a leading artist of modern art) 

Edvard Munch (painted “The Scream”, primary themes were of life and death)

Georgia O’Keeffe  (a premier female artist of the 20th century) 

Claes Oldenburg (Pop Artist that created large-scale sculptures)

Jackson Pollock (action painter, created large-scale drip paintings) 

Robert Rauschenberg (known for controversial images and unusual colors)

Mark Rothko (Abstract Expressionist, painted color-fields)  

Joseph Stella (American Futurist)

Vincent Van Gogh (Post-Impressionist, painted “Starry Night”) 

Andy Warhol (fascinated with celebrity and popular culture)

Frank Lloyd Wright (architect, designed the Guggenheim)