Born May 8~ Matilda Browne

Matilda Browne (May 8, 1869-November 3, 1947) was an American Impressionist artist noted for her flower paintings and her farm and cattle scenes.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_Browne

Sunny Window by Matilda Browne
ND / Oil on canvas / 14″x11″ / Private collection

Matilda Browne on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/matilda-van-wyck-browne/

Further reading:
https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/collections/online/fox-chase/
https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/matilda-browne-a-forgotten-female-impressionist/
https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/exhibition-notes-matilda-brownes-historic-lyme-street-house-part-i-after-the-revolution/

Born May 7~ Suzy Frelinghuysen

Suzy Frelinghuysen (May 7, 1911-March 19, 1988) was an American abstract painter, and also an opera singer under the name Suzy Morris.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzy_Frelinghuysen

Composition: The Ring by Suzy Frelinghuysen
1943 / Oil and collage on masonite / 23-3/4″x19-7/8″ / Private collection

Frelinghuysen on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/suzy-frelinghuysen/

Further reading:
https://www.sullivangoss.com/artists/suzy-frelinghuysen-1911-1988
https://www.frelinghuysen.org/bios/suzy.html
https://lenoxhistory.org/lenoxhistorypeopleandplaces/modernism-shocks-berkshires-1930s/

Born May 6~ Gladys Nilsson

Gladys Nilsson (born May 6, 1940) is a contemporary American artist known for watercolors and collages.
Biography on National Gallery of Art:
https://www.nga.gov/features/exhibitions/outliers-and-american-vanguard-artist-biographies/gladys-nilsson.html

Pink Suit #2 by Gladys Nilsson
1966 / Watercolor, over graphite on paper / 16-1/10″x10-1/10″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Gladys Nilsson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gladys-nilsson/

Further reading:
https://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/gladys-nilsson-retrospective-honk-matthew-marks-garth-greenan-hairy-who
https://www.frieze.com/article/gladys-nilsson-older-i-get-bigger-i-want-these-women-be
https://interactive.wttw.com/art-design-chicago/hairy-who

Born May 5~ Sarah Choate Sears

Sarah Choate Sears (May 5, 1858-September 25, 1935) was an American art collector, art patron, cultural entrepreneur, artist, and photographer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Choate_Sears

Poppies by Sarah Choate Sears
1896 / Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper / 13-3/4″x21-1/4″ / Private collection
Untitled (cyclamen, outdoors) by Sarah Choate Sears
c.1892-c.1905 / Gelatin silver print / 6″x8″ / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Sarah Choate Sears on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-choate-sears/
More links:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/267677
https://archive.artic.edu/stieglitz/sarah-choate-sears/
https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/mrs-joshua-montgomery-sears-sarah-choate-sears-john-singer-sargent/mgEnevNyoIuktA?hl=en

Born May 4~ Alice Nordin

Alice Nordin was a Swedish sculptor trained at the Higher School of Art and Crafts in Stockholm, the Royal Art Academy, and later in France and Italy; she became best known for her portrait busts.
Biography on Olympedia: https://www.olympedia.org/athletes/921362

A Memory by Alice Nordin
1899 / Patinated plaster / 19-1/4″x14-3/4″x11-4/5″ / National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Alice Nordin on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alice-nordin/

Further reading:
https://skbl.se/en/article/AliceNordin
https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/om-nationalmuseum/nyheter/nationalmuseum-f%C3%B6rv%C3%A4rvar-skulptur-av-alice-nordin
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.signaturer.se/Sverige/AliceNordin.htm

Born May 3~ Dorr Bothwell

Dorr Hodgson Bothwell (May 3, 1902-September 24, 2000) was an American artist, designer, educator, and world-traveler; she’s particularly known for her innovative use of serigraphy as a fine art form.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorr_Bothwell

Holiday by Dorr Bothwell
1947 / Color Screenprint / Image: 12-3/4″x9-7/10″ / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

Dorr Bothwell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dorr-doris-hodgson-bothwell/

Further reading:
https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/mendocino-art-center/artist/dorr-bothwell
https://www.williamzacha.com/artists/dorr-bothwell/about-dorr-bothwell/
https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/hollenbeck-middle-school-youth-democracy-mural-los-angeles-ca/

Born May 2~ Peggy Bacon

Margaret Frances “Peggy” Bacon (May 2, 1895-January 4, 1987) was an American printmaker, painter, illustrator, and caricaturist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Bacon

Lady Artist by Peggy Bacon
1925 / Drypoint on white wove paper / Plate: 6″x4″ / Various collections including Brooklyn Museum, NYC

Peggy Bacon on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/peggy-bacon/

Further reading:
https://whitney.org/artists/44
https://www.printmag.com/post/peggy-bacon
http://oldprintshop.com/blog/artist-spotlight-peggy-bacon

GoodReads: Books by Peggy Bacon~
https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/239879.Peggy_Bacon?utf8=%E2%9C%93&sort=title

Born May 1~ Cecilia Beaux

Painter Cecilia Beaux (May 1, 1855-September 17, 1942) “successfully negotiated the gender separatism of the late nineteenth century while she gained international renown, allowing her to become the first full-time woman instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.”
Biography on the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia:
https://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/art-of-cecilia-beaux/

Mother and Daughter by Cecilia Beaux
1898 / Oil on canvas / 83″x44″ / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Cecilia Beaux on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/cecilia-beaux/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/cecilia-beaux/
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/cecilia-beaux-300
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Beaux

Born April 30~ Perle Fine

Perle Fine (April 30, 1905-May 31, 1988) was an American painter, printmaker, and teacher who became one of the few women artists associated with the abstract expressionists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perle_Fine

Plan for the White City by Perle Fine
1950 / Oil and sand on canvas / 56-1/4″x38-1/4″ / Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y.

Perle Fine on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/perle-fine/

Further reading:
https://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/art-perle-fine-legend.php
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/perle-fine/
https://www.guggenheim.org/blogs/findings/letters-and-paintings-from-groundbreaking-mid-century-artist-perle-fine

Born April 29~ Eva Besnyö

Eva Besnyő (April 29, 1910-December 12, 2003) was a Dutch-Hungarian photographer who participated in the Nieuwe Fotografie (New Photography) movement.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Besny%C3%B6

Boy With Cello, Balaton, Hungary by Eva Besnyö
1931 / Gelatin silver print / 16-3/4″x15-2/5″ / Various collections

Eva Besnyö on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eva-besny%C3%B6/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/eva-besnyo/
https://monovisions.com/biography-city-street-photographer-eva-besnyo/
https://www.maibeeldbank.nl/beeldbank?q_searchfield=Eva+Besny%C3%B3