We've had 84 First Round Elimination contests, and there have only been four ties. The most recent one before now -- "now" being a deadlock between Munch and Nash -- was in July 2013. I had to dig back into the archives a bit to figure out how to handle the situation.
So! Adam Elsheimer and Munch will now compete for the "upper" spot and the right to take on Richard Estes way back on the third page of the brackets. Jacob Epstein will contend with Nash to stay alive in the bottom spot, and the winner will take on the Master of Moulins on page six.
Faceoff #1: Elsheimer v. Munch
1578 - 1610
German; worked in Italy
Pounded by Eakins in Round 1.
Tied with Sir Jacob Epstein in First Round Elimination.
1863 - 1944
Upset by Czech art deco guy Alphonse Mucha in Round 1.
Tied with Paul Nash in Round 1 Elimination.
Faceoff #2: Epstein v. Nash
Sir Jacob Epstein
1880 - 1959
American; worked in Britain
Blew a big lead over James Ensor to lose in Round 1 by a two-vote swing. Your vote counts!!!
Tied with Adam Elsheimer in Round 1 Elimination.
1889 - 1946
Lost at the last second to Murillo in Round 1. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!
Tied with Edvard Munch in First Round Elimination.
Vote for the two artists of your choice! Votes generally go in the comments, but have been known to arrive by email, by postcard, or in a sealed envelope.
Please note that you may vote only once in each face-off. Opining that both of the artists in one of the two faceoffs is superior to the other is fine, but casting your votes for two artists in the same faceoff is not permissible.