Born February 20~ Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Louisa Matthiasdottir (February 20, 1917-February 26, 2000) was an Icelandic-American painter.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Self-Portrait in Overalls by Louisa Matthíasdóttir
N.D. / 68″x38″ / National Academy of Design, New York

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Born February 19~ Gabriele Münter

Gabriele Münter (February 19, 1877-May 19, 1962) was a German expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich avant-garde in the early 20th century.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Lady in an Armchair, Writing by Gabriele Münter
1929 / Oil on canvas / 24 1/5″x18 1/5″ / Municipal Gallery of the Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

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Born February 18~ Takako Saito

Takako Saito (born 1929) is a Japanese artist closely associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists that was active primarily in the 1960s and 1970s.
Biography on Wikipedia:

70 cm. x 70 cm’s Freedom by Takako Saito
1991 / Assemblage: Iron box containing different objects with magnet / 39 2/5″x28″x6″

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Born February 17~ Gertrude Abercrombie

Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909-July 3, 1977) was a surrealist painter based in Chicago.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Self-Portrait in Green by Gertrude Abercrombie
1938 / Oil on canvas / Collection of the Illinois State Museum

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Born February 16~ Mary Jane Peale

Mary Jane Peale (February 16, 1827-November 22, 1902) was an American painter, and among the last members of the Peale family to paint professionally.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Rubens Peale, Aged 71 by Mary Jane Peale
1855 / Oil on canvas / 30″x25″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

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Born February 15~ Nina Albright

Nina Dorothy Albright (February 15, 1907-February 7, 1997) was an American comic book artist during the Golden Age of Comic Books, one of the few woman illustrating comic books during that time.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Target Comics cover by Nina Albright / March 1947 / Volume 8 No 1 / Novelty Press

Nina Albright on the Grand Comics Database (GCD):

Miss Victory in “The Mad Monster”:

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Born February 14~ Marion Mahony Griffin

Architect, community planner, and delineator Marion Mahony Griffin, the second woman to graduate in architecture from MIT, worked in the United States, Australia, and India.
Biography on Pioneering Women of American Architecture:

Griffin’s unpublished autobiography:

Marion Mahony Griffin on the Ryerson and Burnham Art & Architecture Archive

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Born* February 13~ Katharina Pepijn

Katharina Pepijn (*baptized February 13, 1619-November 12, 1688) was a Flemish painter who was known for her history and portrait paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Portrait of Van der Sterre by Katharina Pepijn
1652 / Oil on canvas / 49 1/5″x39″ / Tongerlo Abbey, near Antwerp, Belgium

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Born February 12~ Sella Hasse

Sella Hasse (February 12, 1878-April 27, 1963) was a German painter and graphic artist.
Biography on German Wikipedia:

Telegraph Workers (Telegrafenarbeiter) by Sella Hasse
from the periodical Die Lebenden, vol. 3, no. 1/2 (Feb 1930)

1930 (print executed 1929) / Woodcut / Image: 6 5/16″x4 5/16″ / The MoMALibrary, NYC

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Further reading:
Google translation of the city of Wismar, Germany, website
Google Books excerpt from “Dictionary of Women Artists” edited by Delia Gaze

Born February 11~ Ellen Day Hale

Ellen Day Hale (February 11, 1855-February 11, 1940) was an American Impressionist painter and printmaker.
Biography on Wikipedia:

June by Ellen Day Hale
c.1893 / Oil on canvas / 24″x18 1/8″ / National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Engravings at the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina