Born February 26~ Annie Louisa Swynnerton

Annie Louisa Robinson Swynnerton ARA (February 26, 1844-October 24, 1933) was a British painter best known for her portrait and symbolist works.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Swynnerton

Miss Elizabeth Williamson on a Pony by Annie Louisa Swynnerton
1906 / Oil on canvas / 66 1/4″x51 3/5″ / Tate Britain, UK

Annie Louisa Swynnerton on Art UK:
https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/view_as/grid/search/keyword:annie-louisa-swynnerton

Further reading:
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-43243536
https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v40/n18/inigo-thomas/at-manchester-art-gallery
https://artuk.org/discover/stories/annie-swynnerton-artist-and-activist

Born February 25~ June Tarpé Mills

June Tarpé Mills (February 25, 1918-December 12, 1988), known professionally as Tarpé Mills, is best known for her comic Miss Fury, featuring the first female action hero created by a woman.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Tarp%C3%A9_Mills

Miss Fury cover by Tarpé Mills / Winter 1942-43 / Issue #1 / Timely Comics

June Tarpé Mills on the Grand Comics Database (GCD): https://www.comics.org/creator/12719/

Miss Fury #6: https://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=72389

Further reading:
https://www.tarpemills.com/
https://culturalgutter.com/2016/03/24/miss-fury-and-miss-mills/
https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-tarpe-mills-1940s-comic-writer-and-her-feisty-superhero-miss-fury-110179

Born February 24~ Ida Matton

Ida Elisabeth Matton (February 24, 1863-July 7, 1940) was a Swedish artist, primarily a sculptor, who was active in Paris for most of her adult life.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Matton

Sculpted Portrait of a Woman by Ida Matton
1891 / Terracotta / 13 3/4″x15 3/4″x11 4/5″ / Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Ida Matton on the DigitalMuseum: https://tinyurl.com/183qtrut

Further reading:
https://skbl.se/en/article/IdaElisabethMatton
https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/a-portrait-sculpted-by-ida-matton
The Artist Ida Matton (translated by Google)

Born February 23~ Broncia Koller-Pinell

Broncia Koller-Pinell (February 23, 1863-April 26, 1934) was an Austrian Expressionist painter said to be the first to bring attributes of French Impressionism into Austrian painting.
Biography on Jewish Women’s Archive: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/koller-pinell-broncia

The Mother of the Artist by Broncia Koller-Pinell
1907 / Oil on canvas / 35 4/5″x30 1/2″ / Austrian Gallery Belvedere, Vienna, AT

Broncia Koller-Pinell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/broncia-koller-pinell/

Further reading:
Broncia Koller-Pinell  1863-1934
https://www.schirn.de/en/magazine/context/broncia_koller_pinell_art_for_all_vienna_biography/
Forgotten Females Found

Born February 22~ Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson

Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson (February 22, 1847-January 8, 1906) was one of the leading American women artists in Paris during the 1880s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Paxton_Ball_Dodson

Under the Weeping Ash Tree by Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
1900 / Oil on canvas / 24″x18″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-paxton-ball-dodson/

Further reading:
http://arcadiasystems.org/academia/cassatt6b.html#dodson
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23917/lot/51/
http://collection.imamuseum.org/artwork/55841/

Born February 21~ Grace Carpenter Hudson

Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865–1937) was an American painter nationally known during her lifetime for portraits of the Pomo Indians of Northern California.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hudson

Kai-Dai by Grace Carpenter Hudson
1913 / Oil on canvas / 23″x17″ / Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Grace Carpenter Hudson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/grace-carpenter-hudson/

Further reading:
https://collections.lacma.org/node/165565
https://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org/grace-hudson
https://criticalread.org/a-womans-work/

Born February 20~ Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Louisa Matthiasdottir (February 20, 1917-February 26, 2000) was an Icelandic-American painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_Matth%C3%ADasd%C3%B3ttir

Self-Portrait in Overalls by Louisa Matthíasdóttir
N.D. / 68″x38″ / National Academy of Design, New York

Louisa Matthíasdóttir on Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/louisa-matthiasdottir

Further reading:
https://louisamatthiasdottir.com/
https://www.macdowell.org/artists/louisa-matthiasdottir
https://hyperallergic.com/101690/a-painters-sensuous-discipline/

Born February 19~ Gabriele Münter

Gabriele Münter (February 19, 1877-May 19, 1962) was a German expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich avant-garde in the early 20th century.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriele_M%C3%BCnter

Lady in an Armchair, Writing by Gabriele Münter
1929 / Oil on canvas / 24 1/5″x18 1/5″ / Municipal Gallery of the Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

Gabriele Münter on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gabriele-m%C3%BCnter/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/gabriele-munter/
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/gabriele-munter/
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/07/06/when-female-artists-stop-being-seen-as-muses/

Born February 18~ Takako Saito

Takako Saito (born 1929) is a Japanese artist closely associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists that was active primarily in the 1960s and 1970s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Saito

70 cm. x 70 cm’s Freedom by Takako Saito
1991 / Assemblage: Iron box containing different objects with magnet / 39 2/5″x28″x6″

Takako Saito on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/takako-saito/

More links:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/takako-saito/
https://www.fondazionebonotto.org/en/collection/fluxus/saitotakako
https://www.fluxus-plus.de/2655.html

Born February 17~ Gertrude Abercrombie

Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909-July 3, 1977) was a surrealist painter based in Chicago.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Abercrombie

Self-Portrait in Green by Gertrude Abercrombie
1938 / Oil on canvas / Collection of the Illinois State Museum

Gertrude Abercrombie on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gertrude-abercrombie/

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/459812/a-surrealist-painter-who-collaborated-with-the-chicago-jazz-scene/
https://lithub.com/on-surrealist-gertrude-abercrombie-queen-of-the-bohemian-artists/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/artists/gertrude-abercrombie-who-is-she-famous-works-1234578346/