Born October 16~ Anna Waser

Anna Waser (October 16, 1678-September 20, 1714) was a Swiss miniature painter, draftsman, etcher, and calligrapher. She received her first drawing and painting lessons at the age of 12. Almost all of Waser’s work has been lost.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Waser

Portrait of Mr. Sulzer from Winterthur by Anna Waser
ND / 4-1/3″x3-1/10″ / Watercolor on parchment / Private collection

Anna Waser on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anna-waser/

Further reading:
https://www.sikart.ch/KuenstlerInnen.aspx?id=4022965 (in German)
http://womenintheactofpainting.blogspot.com/2013/06/child-prodigy.html
“Anna Waser Swiss painter”, Google translation: https://bit.ly/3AKIvcn
“The tragic life of the first Swiss painter”, Google translation: https://bit.ly/3DIPKDy

 

Born October 15~ Minna Citron

Minna Wright Citron (October 15, 1896-December 23, 1991) was an American painter and printmaker. In the early 1940s, Citron’s work shifted from figurative work towards a more abstract style.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minna_Citron

Men Seldom Make Passes by Minna Citron
1946 / Soft-ground etching, engraving, aquatint, and gauffrage with stencil / Image: 14-15/16″x9-1/4″
Various collections, including Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Minna Citron on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/minna-wright-citron/

Further reading:
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/minna-citron/
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/citron-minna
https://www.villagepreservation.org/2021/08/25/south-of-union-square-the-birthplace-of-american-modernism-minna-citron/

Born October 14~ Grace Drayton

Grace Drayton (October 14, 1878-January 31, 1936) was an illustrator, the creator of the Campbell Soup Kids, and one of the first and most successful female cartoonists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Drayton

Campbell’s Soup Recipe Book Cover by Grace Drayton
1916 / J. Campbell Co., Camden, N.J. / 6″x7-1/2″ / Hathi Trust Digital Library

Grace Drayton on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/grace-drayton/

Further reading:
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/drayton_g.htm
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/13/grace-gebbie-drayton-wiederseim
https://comicskingdom.com/trending/blog/2014/03/13/ask-the-archivist-grace-g-drayton
Grace Drayton Paper Dolls: https://youtu.be/psppEitzJ3M

 

Born October 13~ Edna Boies Hopkins

Edna Boies Hopkins (October 13, 1872-March 24, 1937) was an American artist who made woodblock prints, based upon Japanese ukiyo-e art and techniques she learned from Arthur Wesley Dow.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_Boies_Hopkins

Pepper by Edna Boies Hopkins
c.1907 / Color woodcut / 10-7/8″x7-5/16″ / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Edna Boies Hopkins on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/edna-boies-hopkins/

Further reading:
https://art.famsf.org/edna-boies-hopkins
http://provincetownartistregistry.com/H/hopkins_edna_boies.htm
https://thejohnsoncollection.org/edna-hopkins/

Born October 12~ Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939-March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolee_Schneemann

Four Fur Cutting Boards by Carolee Schneemann / 1962-63
Oil paint, umbrellas, motors, light bulbs, string lights, photographs, fabric, lace, hubcaps, printed papers, mirror, nylon stockings, nails, hinges, and staples on wood / 90-1/2″x131″x52″ / ©Estate of Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carolee-schneemann/

Further reading:
https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2019/03/tribute-carolee-schneemann-1939-2019
https://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/carolee-schneemanns-art-is-not-made-for-your-comfort
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/08/carolee-schneeman-performance-artist-taught-us-how-to-live

Born October 11~ Emilie Linder

Emilie Linder (October 11, 1797-February 12, 1867) was a Swiss painter and art patron. She mostly painted anonymous devotional pictures and altarpieces.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilie_Linder

Portrait of the Baroness Auguste von Eichtal by Emilie Linder
c.1835 / Oil on canvas / 26″x20-1/4″ / Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

Emilie Linder on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/emilie-linder/

Further reading:
https://www.sikart.ch/werke.aspx
https://hls–dhs–dss-ch.translate.goog/de/articles/009911/2008-11-27/?_x_tr_sl=de&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=nui,sc
https://arthist-net.translate.goog/archive/2311/lang=en_US?_x_tr_sl=de&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=nui,sc

Born October 10~ Yuki Katsura

Yuki Katsura (October 10, 1913-February 5, 1991) was a Japanese artist whose career spanned six decades, from the prewar to the postwar eras, and included a wide range of genres and materials.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Katsura

Charm by Yuki Katsura
1963 / Oil on canvas / 76-2/5″x51-2/5″ / Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

Yuki Katsura on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/yuki-katsura/

Further reading:
https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/exhibitions/143/
https://asia.nikkei.com/NAR/Articles/The-intriguing-sum-of-a-Japanese-painter-s-abstract-parts2
https://www.takaishiigallery.com/en/archives/24451/

Born October 9~ Victoria Hutson Huntley

Victoria Ebbels Hutson Huntley (October 9, 1900-1971) was a painter, printmaker, muralist, and educator who worked in New York City, Florida, and New Jersey.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Hutson_Huntley

The Flame Bird, Roseate Spoonbill by Victoria Hutson Huntley
1952 / Lithograph on paper / 15-3/4″x11-3/8″ / Private collection

Victoria Hutson Huntley on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/victoria-ebbels-hutson-huntley/

Further reading:
https://kiechelart.com/artist/victoria-ebbels-hutson-huntley/
http://archive.wppl.org/wphistory/VictoriaHutsonHuntley.html
https://artistsofoldflorida.com/artist/victoria-hudson-huntley-orlando-winter-park/

Born October 8~ Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930) is an American painter, author, illustrator, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist, best known for her narrative quilts.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_Ringgold

Sonny’s Bridge by Faith Ringgold
1986 / Acrylic on cotton canvas / 84-1/2″x60″ / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Faith Ringgold on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/faith-ringgold/

Further reading:
https://www.faithringgold.com/
https://www.thecollector.com/faith-ringgold-makes-it-possible/
https://www.wmagazine.com/culture/faith-ringgold-art-studio-glenstone

Books by Faith Ringgold: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/faith-ringgold.html

Born October 7~ Rose Piper

Rose Theodora Piper (October 7, 1917-May 11, 2005) was a painter in the 1940s. She then ran a greeting card company, designed textiles, and raised her family, returning to painting in the 1980s. Piper’s style shifted throughout her career.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Piper

Blues Singer by Rose Piper
1989 / Mixed media on paper / 24-1/2″x19″ / Petrucci Family Foundation Collection

Rose Piper on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/rose-piper/

Further reading:
https://aaregistry.org/story/rose-piper-artist-born/
https://focusonafricanamericanart.com/product-category/rose-piper/
https://www.philiphautmann.at/homage-to-rose-piper/