Your clues this week are:
- The artist was born in the Ottoman Empire, was primarily active in France during the second half of the 19th-century, and died in the Kingdom of Romania.
- Earliest works were icons painted for monasteries that did not belong to the Roman Catholic Church. In fact, these monasteries belong to a different apostolic church that was founded by Saint Peter's biological brother.
- When the artist studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a fellow student. Our artist's enthusiasm for the Academic style quickly waned, however, and then disappeared completely on meeting the "gang" of the Barbizon school and discovering plein air painting. In one fell swoop, the artist's native land had its first Modernist.
- The artist made frequent journeys around Europe to paint. The scene here is from a particularly favored northern region, in which the native residents favored wooden shoes. The region's original dialect was not derived from Romance, Germanic, Scandinavian, Uralic or English languages. What is this region called?
Last Week's Answer:
The clues pertained to Die Brücke founder Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (German, 1884-1976), something that many, many readers knew -- and hooray for all of you! However, Mary P. was quickest to hit "Send" and is our winner. Congratulations, Mary, and thanks to everyone who participated.