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Quiz: American art and artists

  1. Who was the subject of a famous 1962 diptych silkscreen painting by American pop artist Andy Warhol?
  2. What's the title of the oil-on-canvas painting by Edward Hopper depicting four people viewed through a downtown diner's glass windows late at night?
  3. Which American painter, born in 1912, was noted for his "drip technique" and the splashing or pouring of household paint onto a horizontal surface?
  4. With a career spanning seven decades, who was known as the "Mother of American modernism"?

  5. James Whistler's painting an "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1" is bettter known by what name?
  6. Which pop artist known for his bold colours and comic book imagery created Whaam?
  7. One of Grant Wood’s most recognizable pieces, name the art work which depicts a stern-looking couple, with pitchfork, standing outside their rural home?
  8. Which artist, a central figure in the development of American postwar art, said he painted a flag the first time because it was something that came to him in a dream?
  9. Which Russian born artist came to the United States when he was 10 years old? Most of his works included variously coloured rectangles.
  10. Which artist gained popularity after being featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1953?
  11. "Christina's World" is a 1948 painting by which American painter?
  12. German-born American painter Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze is best known for which 1851 painting featuring a small boat crossing a river?
  13. Which American president was inspired to paint by a Winston Churchill essay?
  14. Which American artist is famous for his sculptures depicting balloon animals with mirror-finish surfaces?
  15. What brand of soup cans featured in a work of art produced in the early 1960s by artist Andy Warhol?


  1. Marilyn Monroe
  2. Nighthawks
  3. Jackson Pollock
  4. Georgia O'Keeffe
  5. Whistler's Mother (or Portrait of Artist's Mother)
  6. Roy Lichtenstein
  7. American Gothic
  8. Jasper Johns
  9. Mark Rothko
  10. Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses)
  11. Andrew Wyeth
  12. Washington Crossing the Delaware
  13. George W. Bush
  14. Jeff Koons
  15. Campbell's