Born September 26~ Mary Shepard Greene

Mary Shepard Greene Blumenschein (September 26, 1869-May 24, 1958) was an American painter, illustrator, and jewelry designer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shepard_Greene

“Dorothy Speaks in Meeting” / Illustration by Mary Shepard Greene
1915 / Story by Maravene Thompson in The American Magazine, February issue

Mary Shepard Greene on Tumbler: https://maryblumenschein.tumblr.com/

Further reading:
https://brooklynmuseum.tumblr.com/post/165364159321/pictured-above-is-mary-shepard-greene
https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/women-fight-for-the-vote/about-this-exhibition/new-tactics-for-a-new-generation-1890-1915/marketing-of-the-movement/harnessing-the-visual-power-of-postcards-and-greeting-cards/
https://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NM-01-055-0182

Born September 25~ Sonia Gechtoff

Sonia Gechtoff (September 25, 1926-February 1, 2018) was an American abstract expressionist artist; her primary medium was painting.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Gechtoff

Etya by Sonia Gechtoff
1958 / Oil on canvas / 109″x68″ / Oakland Museum of California

Sonia Gechtoff on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sonia-gechtoff/

Further reading:
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/783/Gechtoff/Sonia
https://hyperallergic.com/521757/a-forgotten-painter-and-her-visionary-abstraction/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/sonia-gechtoff-obituary-1217393

Born September 24~ Margaret Neilson Armstrong

Margaret Neilson Armstrong (September 24, 1867-July 18, 1944) was a designer of cloth bookbindings who produced over 250 cover designs. She was also an accomplished botanist, editor, and author.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Neilson_Armstrong

Margaret Armstrong’s cover design and lettering for Twenty Centuries of Paris
Written by Mabell S.C. Smith / Published 1913 / Image from Women of Graphic Design

Margaret Neilson Armstrong covers and illustrations on The Met website: https://bit.ly/3kBYK6G

Further reading:
https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/exhibits/margaretarmstrong/
https://rarebookschool.org/2005/exhibitions/armstrong.shtml
https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/3351

Born September 23~ Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899-April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Nevelson

Untitled by Louise Nevelson
1976-78 / Wood painted black / 86-1/4″x43-1/2″x5″ / Estate of Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/louise-nevelson/

Further reading:
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/nevelson-louise
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/louise-nevelson/
https://paceprints.com/louise-nevelson

Born September 22~ Alma Thomas

Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891-February 24, 1978) was an African-American artist and educator who is best known for her colorful, abstract compositions.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Thomas

Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers by Alma Thomas
1968 / Acrylic on canvas / 57-7/8″x50″ / The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Alma Thomas on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alma-woodsey-thomas/

Further reading:
https://www.moma.org/artists/47098
https://www.artnews.com/feature/alma-thomas-who-is-she-why-is-she-important-1234599867/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/alma-thomas-retrospective-1973476

“Alma W. Thomas:: Everything Is Beautiful” exhibition: https://chrysler.org/exhibition/alma-thomas/

Born September 21~ Susan Macdowell Eakins

Susan Hannah Macdowell Eakins (September 21, 1851-December 27, 1938) was an American painter and photographer. Susan married Thomas Eakins in 1884; she continued to paint but devoted much of her time to facilitating his career.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Macdowell_Eakins

Portrait of Thomas Eakins by Susan Macdowell Eakins
c.1920-1925 / Oil on canvas / 50″x40″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Susan Macdowell Eakins on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/susan-hannah-macdowell-eakins/

Further reading:
http://collection.terraamericanart.org/view/people/asitem/items$0040null:435/0
https://collections.dma.org/artwork/4174628
https://www.spellmangallery.com/artists/susan-macdowell-eakins

Born September 20~ Adrian Piper

“Adrian Margaret Smith Piper (born September 20, 1948) is a first-generation Conceptual artist and analytic philosopher who was born in New York City.”
Adrian Piper’s “reconstructed” Wikipedia:
http://adrianpiper.com/removed-and-reconstructed-en.wikipedia-biography.shtml

Political Self-Portrait #2 (Race) by Adrian Piper
1978 / Photostat collage / 36″x24″ / Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection

Adrian Piper on Wikiart: https://bit.ly/3CvyDEv

Further reading:
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/about/feminist_art_base/adrian-piper
https://www.shadesofnoir.org.uk/creatives/portfolio/adrian-piper/
https://carnegiemuseums.org/magazine-archive/2001/marapr/awm1.htm

Born September 19~ Ethel Mars

Ethel Mars (September 19, 1876-March 23, 1959) was an American woodblock print artist and children’s book illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Mars_(artist)

Untitled (Woman at Shop Window) by Ethel Mars
c.1905 / Color woodblock print / 7-7/8″x6-1/8″ / Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Ethel Mars on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ethel-mars/

Further reading:
http://tworedroses.com/newsletters/newsletter09012018.html
https://www.juliehellergallery.com/ethel-mars
http://jcsm.auburn.edu/art-is-pride-a-look-at-the-lives-of-maud-hunt-squire-and-ethel-mars/

Born September 18~ Terry Braunstein

Terry Braunstein (born 1942) is an American multimedia artist whose work includes photography, installation, assemblage, painting, printmaking, video, sculpture, and large permanent public art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Braunstein_(artist)

Two-page spread from The Untitled Book by Terry Braunstein
1981 / Color xerograph on paper / 10-3⁄4″x8-1⁄2″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Terry Braunstein on artist’s website: https://terrybraunstein.com/portfolio1/

Further reading:
https://art.metro.net/artworks/local-odysseys/
https://www.wescover.com/creator/terry-braunstein
https://www.publicartinpublicplaces.info/illuminations-2006-by-terry-braunstein

Born September 17~ Mavis Pusey

Mavis Iona Pusey (September 17, 1928-April 20, 2019) was a Jamaican-born American abstract printmaker, painter, and educator known for her hard-edge, nonrepresentational images.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Pusey

Impact on Vibration by Mavis Pusey
1968 / Screenprint on paper / 33″x22-1/2″ / Petrucci Family Foundation, Asbury, NJ

Mavis Pusey on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mavis-pusey/

Further reading:
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/1923/Pusey/Mavis
https://www.studiomuseum.org/article/remembering-mavis-pusey
https://westharlem.art/2020/12/30/mavis-iona-pusey/