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The Development of Abstraction in America

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What event began on February 17, 1913 that really introduced abstract art into America?

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1. Which of these was not one of significances of the Armory Show?

2. What about American life inspired Stuart Davis when he created 'Lucky Strike'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Early in the twentieth century American artists were introduced to abstract art, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the key events of the U.S. abstract art era. Quiz questions ask about historical events and figures, such as the Armory Show, Stuart Davis, the Harlem Renaissance and Precisionists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Description of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Influences of Stuart Davis' painting Lucky Strike
  • The Armory Show's influence on American artists
  • Definition of Precisionists

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related humanities lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Armory Show and Harlem Renaissance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding U.S. abstract art history
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Armory Show

Additional Learning

To learn more about abstract art, review the accompanying lesson on The Development of Abstraction in America. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define abstract art
  • Learn key historical events
  • Identify American artists associated with abstract art
  • Examine art styles and techniques
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