Born April 10~ Marie Johnson-Calloway

Marie Edwards Johnson-Calloway (April 10, 1920-February 11, 2018) was an American artist who worked in the fields of painting and mixed-media assemblage.
Biography on Wikipedia:

School Crossing Guard by Marie Johnson-Calloway
1970s / Mixed media on board / 65″x55″ / Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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Born April 9(?)~ Camelia Whitehurst

Joan and John by Camelia Whitehurst
N.D. / Oil on canvas / 40″x30 1/5″ / Private collection

Camelia Whitehurst (1871–1936) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where she spent most of her life. She studied at Baltimore’s Charcoal Club with Samuel Whitman, and at the Pennsylvania Academy with William Merritt Chase and Cecilia Beaux. After completing her studies, she opened a studio in Paris and traveled through Europe. In 1920, she moved into her Baltimore studio.

She was a member of the National Association of Women Artists; the Grand Central Art Gallery; North Shore Art Academy; Springfield Art League; the Society of Washington Artist; and other arts organizations.

Camelia exhibited her works at various venues including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Society of Washington Artists, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. In 1924, Whitehurst participated in the first exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art to feature only works of art by women. The “Six Baltimore Women Painters” had exhibited earlier (c.1911-1912) in the Peabody Gallery; by the time of the 1924 exhibition The Six had become “The Six and One”.

Camelia Whitehurst was best known for her portraits of young children. I also found an example where one of her paintings had been used for a cover of The Literary Digest, so it seems that in her time she was considered a notable artist.

Camelia Whitehurst on Artnet:

Sources include:

Archives of askART; Source: Stephanie Strass, “American Women Artists”
• and various auction sites

Born April 8~ Sonja Sekula

Sonja Sekula (April 8, 1918-April 25, 1963) was a Swiss-born artist linked with the abstract expressionist movement.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Spain by Sonja Sekula
1954 / Opaque colors on paper / 19 3/10″x12 1/2″/ Kunst Museum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

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Born April 7~ Sister Gertrude Morgan

Sister Gertrude Morgan (April 7, 1900-July 8, 1980) was a self-taught African-American artist, musician, poet, and preacher.
Biography on Wikipedia:

New Jerusalem by Sister Gertrude Morgan
N.D. / Acrylic and ink on pieced card / 6 3/4″x7 3/4″ / Private collection

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Born April 6~ Jeanne Hébuterne

Jeanne Hébuterne (April 6, 1898-January 26, 1920) was a French painter and art model best known as the frequent subject and common-law wife of the artist Amedeo Modigliani.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Self Portrait by Jeanne Hébuterne
c.1917 / Oil on board in the artist’s frame / Image: 17 1/2″x11 7/8″ / Private collection

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Born April 5~ Nancy Holt

Nancy Holt (April 5, 1938-February 8, 2014) was an American artist most known for her public sculpture, installation art, concrete poetry, and land art.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt
1973-76 / 4 22-ton concrete cylinders / each 9′ high x 18′ long / Great Basin Desert, Utah

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Born April 4~ Constance Marie Charpentier

Constance-Marie Blondelu Charpentier (April 4, 1767-August 3, 1849) was a French painter, considered one of the finest portraitists of her time.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Young Girl with Pearl by Constance Marie Charpentier
1807 / Oil on canvas / 15 9/10″x13″ / Private collection

Constance-Marie Blondelu Charpentier on Artnet:

Further reading:
Google translation of biography on New Athens Gallery
Constance Marie Charpentier on French Ministry of Culture site

“The Melancholy of Misattribution: Constance Charpentier”:

Born April 3~ Zella de Milhau

Zella de Milhau (1870–1954) was an American printmaker, illustrator, ambulance driver, community organizer, and motorcycle policewoman. She studied at the Art Students League of New York and at William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Summer School of Art in Southampton, NY.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Boats Along Shore by Zella De Milhau
N.D. / Etching / Image: 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ / Private collection

Zella de Milhau on

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Shinnecock Summer School of Art: The Art Village:

Born April 2~ Émilie Charmy

Émilie Charmy (April 2, 1878-June 7, 1974) was an artist in France’s early avant-garde.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Self Portrait by Émilie Charmy / c.1930 / Oil on canvas / 22″x18″ / Private Collection

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Born April 1~ Jacoba van Heemskerck

Jacoba Berendina van Heemskerck van Beest (April 1, 1876-August 2, 1923) was a Dutch painter, stained glass designer, and graphic artist.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Composition No. 18 by Jacoba van Heemskerck
1915 / Oil on canvas / 34 1/4″x30 1/2″ / Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Netherlands

Jacoba van Heemskerck on Artnet:

Further reading:
Google translation of Kunsthalle Bielefeld: Jacoba van Heemskerck