Jay DeFeo (March 31, 1929-November 11, 1989) was an American artist and a pivotal figure in the 1950s San Francisco community of Beat artists, musicians, and poets.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_DeFeo
The Rose by Jay DeFeo
1958-66 / Oil with wood and mica on canvas / 128 7/8″x92 1/4″x11″ / Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
Jay DeFeo on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/jay-defeo/
Painter and lithographer Ethel Léontine Gabain, later Ethel Copley, (March 26, 1883-January 30, 1950) was one of six female artists selected as official war artists during the Second World War.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_L%C3%A9ontine_Gabain
Women Welders at Williams & Williams, Chester by Ethel Gabain
1940s / Oil on canvas / 39 1/2″x37″ / Grosvenor Museum, Chester, UK
Ethel Gabain on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ethel-gabain/
Ilse Bing (March 23, 1899-March 10, 1998) was a leading photojournalist and commercial photographer during the 30s and 40s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilse_Bing
New York Public Library by Ilse Bing
1949 / Gelatin silver print / 13 7/16″x9 5/8″ / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Ilse Bing on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ilse-bing/