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					“Getting to Know the                                                                        Book #: 30
World’s Greatest Artists”                      Your Name: __________________________________
Multiple Choice Quiz and                              Date: ______________________ Period: _____
Response Sheet

Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (pronounced on-REE deh too-LOOSE loh-TREK)

For each of the questions below, circle the letter for the correct answer (1 point each).
Draw a copy of this artist’s art work specified on the back of this sheet (3 points).

1. Where and when was this artist born?
   A. Albi, France in 1864
   B. Guanajuanto, Mexico in 1886
   C. Holland in 1853
   D. Unstated location in 1606 (Leiden, the Netherlands)

2. When did this person decide to be an artist?
   A. Book does not state
   B. He always seemed to be interested in art, drawing animals on his parents’ estates.
   C. When he was an adult and had tried to be an art seller, teacher, book store clerk and
      preacher.
   D. When he was very little he loved to draw. When he was 13 he got a job painting decorations
      on china tableware.

3. How did this person learn to be an artist?
   A. At the San Carols art academy in Mexico City, as well as from José Posada
   B. Book does not state
   C. From Thomas Hart Benton at art school, from David Siqueiros, and by studying modern art
   D. In the studios of some of the best-known artists in Paris, France

4. Who or what influenced this artist?
   A. Book does not state
   B. His mother; American Indians; his brother Charles; Benton, Siqueiros, Orozco and Picasso
   C. Japanese art; his brother Theo
   D. People who did not have much money; theaters, dance halls, singers and circuses in Paris,
       France; Moulin Rouge; Edgar Degas

5. What was new or special about this artist’s art work?
   A. He showed people in simple, real moments of their lives, doing everyday things. He cut
       people and things off the picture’s edge. He painted strong, colorful indoor lighting.
   B. He was a great storyteller and made many large murals all over. He made artwork for
       everyone to enjoy, rich or poor. He was good at making paintings fit unusual spaces.
   C. He was known for realism, using lots of darks and lights. Sometimes the paint was smooth
       and sometimes it was thick.
   D. His feelings came out in his paintings. He used strong lines and shapes. He painted stars
       that seem like they’re really shining, and trees as if in flames. He created a lot of movement
       in his work. He used very thick painted, often right out of the tube.

6. Which of the following is true about this artist?
   A. For fun, he would dress up in bright colors and jewels and paint himself.
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   B.   He discovered techniques that are still used in posters and advertising art today.
   C.   His style of art is often called Abstract Expressionism. He called it Action Painting.
   D.   Sometimes he was too angry or sad to paint, but when he felt good, he painted better than
        ever.

7. Which art media did this artist use for his/her art works featured in this book?
   A. Etching, and unspecified painting medium (oil)
   B. Oil paint, crayon, lithograph, pastel, monotype, and essence
   C. Oil paint, fresco, encaustic, gold leaf, and mural
   D. Pencil, black chalk, and oil paint

Draw Like the Artist
Study “Jane Avril” by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec on page 22.
Draw a copy of this artwork below. Don’t trace! Include as much detail as you can in the time
available. You may color it if you like.




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