Born February 20~ Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Louisa Matthiasdottir (February 20, 1917-February 26, 2000) was an Icelandic-American painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_Matth%C3%ADasd%C3%B3ttir

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

Louisa Matthíasdóttir on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/louisa-matthiasdottir

Further reading:
https://louisamatthiasdottir.com/
https://www.macdowell.org/artists/louisa-matthiasdottir
https://hyperallergic.com/101690/a-painters-sensuous-discipline/

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriele_M%C3%BCnter

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

Gabriele Münter on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gabriele-m%C3%BCnter/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/gabriele-munter/
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/gabriele-munter/
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/07/06/when-female-artists-stop-being-seen-as-muses/

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Saito

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

Takako Saito on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/takako-saito/

More links:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/takako-saito/
https://www.fondazionebonotto.org/en/collection/fluxus/saitotakako
https://www.fluxus-plus.de/2655.html

Born February 17~ Gertrude Abercrombie

Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909-July 3, 1977) was a surrealist painter based in Chicago.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Abercrombie

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

Gertrude Abercrombie on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gertrude-abercrombie/

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/459812/a-surrealist-painter-who-collaborated-with-the-chicago-jazz-scene/
https://lithub.com/on-surrealist-gertrude-abercrombie-queen-of-the-bohemian-artists/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/artists/gertrude-abercrombie-who-is-she-famous-works-1234578346/

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jane_Peale

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

Mary Jane Peale on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mary-jane-peale/

Further reading:
http://collection.thewestmoreland.org/artist-maker/info/123
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58471047/mary-jane-peale
https://www.amphilsoc.org/blog/mary-jane-peale-forgotten-peale-painter

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Albright

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

Nina Albright on the Grand Comics Database (GCD): https://www.comics.org/creator/9923/

Miss Victory in “The Mad Monster”:
http://savedfromthepaperdrive.blogspot.com/2014/08/miss-victory-in-mad-monster.html

Further reading:
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/albright_nina.htm
https://womenincomics.fandom.com/wiki/Nina_Albright
http://pulpartists.com/Albright.html

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:
https://pioneeringwomen.bwaf.org/marion-mahony-griffin/

Griffin’s unpublished autobiography: https://archive.artic.edu/magicofamerica/index.html

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

Further reading:
https://www.griffinsociety.org/marion-mahony-griffin/
https://www.notjustjanejacobs.com/home/marion-mahony-griffin-great-architectural-delineator
https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/marion-mahony-griffin-architect-environmentalist-visionary

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharina_Pepijn

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

Paintings in Tongerlo Abbey: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Paintings_in_Tongerlo_Abbey

More links:
http://www.vondel.humanities.uva.nl/ecartico/persons/5944
https://www.oxfordartonline.com/benezit/view/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.001.0001/acref-9780199773787-e-00138468
https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/259449

Born February 12~ Sella Hasse

Sella Hasse (February 12, 1878-April 27, 1963) was a German painter and graphic artist.
Biography on German Wikipedia: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sella_Hasse&prev=search&pto=aue

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

Sella Hasse on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sella-hasse/

Further reading:
Google translation of the city of Wismar, Germany, website
https://www.adk.de/en/academy/sections/visual-arts/kaethe-kollwitz-prize/laureates/hasse-sella_en/
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Day_Hale

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

Ellen Day Hale on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ellen-day-hale/

Further reading:
https://collections.mfa.org/objects/34803/self-portrait
https://thejohnsoncollection.org/ellen-hale/
Engravings at the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina