Way back in May 2014 -- which isn't all THAT long ago, I suppose -- "earthscape artist" Andreas Amador (his term) beat "Hudson River School" painter Thomas Cole (Art History term) in the IAT First Round. Well. Second Round Elimination is an eddy of the Tournament where artists hoping to remain in contention must often ratify their earlier victory by winning a rematch. And so it is with Amador and Cole.
Tournament junkies, remember the Grudge Match Rule: Cole has to win outright to stay alive. In the event of a tie, Amador wins on the strength of his previous victory.
Sir Edwin Landseer gets knocked out of the tournament this week with a record of 1-2 (10-26), and Peter Lanyon goes out as well, also at 1-2 (16-25).
1801 - 1848
- Tied with John Constable in his initial Round 1 outing, in September 2012.
- Lost to beachcomber Andres Amador in a second try at Round 1.
- Defeated Cuban Cubist Wilfredo Lam in First Round Elimination.
- Won easily against Sir Edwin Landseer in the Left Bracket Second Round.
- Tied for Second place in Phase 1, Flight 7, of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .688.
- Placed Second in Phase 2, Flight 6 of the Play-In Tournament with a voting score of .455.
- Beat established American painter Thomas Cole in Round 1.
- Lost to Czech abstract painter Frantisek Kupka in Round 2.
- Won easily against Peter Lanyon in the Left Bracket Second Round.
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