A biography on an artist whose active period falls within the timeframe of course.

general article writing


Assignment Topic

Write a biography on an artist whose active period falls within the timeframe of this course. Be as

thorough as possible. Please note: Make sure to choose an artist early and gather your resources as we

don’t have a lot of information on earlier artists – you may have to choose another artist.

Include the following information:

1.Artist’s background – well-known personality traits, childhood family life, education and training,

marriage, children, important dates like birth, death, major exhibitions, etc. (50 points)

2. Career - major successes or failures, well known works, medium the artist worked in, typical subject

matter, styles the artist worked in (40 points)

3. Lifetime – Major events/technology that occurred in the artist’s lifetime that shaped his/her work (40


4. Influences – who influenced the artist and whom the artist influenced; include an example of another

artist’s work that you believe was influenced by your chosen artist and describe those characteristics (40


5. Conclusion - Why did you choose the artist? What did you learn? (10 points)

Important Guidelines:


•Organize this material into a 4 page formal research paper.

•It should be double spaced with a 1” margin and type size should not exceed 12 pts.

•Art History, as a discipline, utilizes the MLA style.


•Please use at least two book and unlimited internet resources.

•Always cite your sources!

•Please read the document, “Important-Tips to Avoid Plagiarism” located in the Content section.

•Please note: Wikipedia and other "Wiki-" websites are not acceptable sources of information for any

assignment in this class.


•Remember to proofread!

•Submit your completed paper to the Midterm folder in the Dropbox section of the course.

•The Midterm dropbox will not be available until you have completed the Plagiarism Tutorial and Quiz,

which can be accessed through the Content area of the course.

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