Born April 28~ Na Hye-sok

Na Hye-Sok (April 28, 1896-December 10, 1948) was a pioneering Korean feminist poet, writer, painter, educator, and journalist. She is considered the first professional female painter in Korea.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Hye-sok

Peonies at Hwaryeongjeon by Na Hye-sok
1935 / Oil / 13-2/5″x9-2/5″ / Ho-Am Art Museum, per Google

Na Hye-Sok on Google Arts and Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/na-hye-sok/m0gh6wpn

Further reading:
https://virmuze.com/m/modern-korean-art/x/na-hye-sok/
https://www.thetropicalist.press/2015/04/a-new-woman-na-hye-seok/
Poetry as translated by Tanya Ko Hong

April 27~ Emma Fordyce MacRae

Emma Fordyce MacRae (April 27, 1887-August 6, 1974) was an American representational painter. She was a member of the Philadelphia Ten, a group of women artists who worked and exhibited together.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Fordyce_MacRae

Women Alone by Emma Fordyce MacRae
Date? / Oil / 36”x32” / Private collection
https://emmafordycemacrae.com/_pdf/Emma_Fordyce_MacRae_Cat.pdf  <–NOTE: opens a pdf file

Emma Fordyce MacRae on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/emma-fordyce-macrae/

Further reading:
https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5119064
https://emmafordycemacrae.com/more/about_the_artist.php
http://www.tfaoi.com/newsmu/nmus16c.htm

Born April 26~ Vivian Browne

Vivian E. Browne (April 26, 1929–July 23, 1993) was an African-American artist, activist, and professor known for her sociopolitical portraits and abstracted paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_E._Browne

Mother by Vivian Browne
1961 / Oil on canvas / 42-1/2″x36-3/4″ / Ryan Lee Gallery, NYC

Vivian Browne on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/artist/vivian-browne/works-for-sale

Further reading:
https://maryryangallery.com/artists/vivian-browne/
https://wsimag.com/art/50857-vivian-browne
https://www.artandeducation.net/announcements/214768/acts-of-art-and-rebuttal-in-1971

Born April 25~ Elsa Gramcko

Elsa Gramcko (April 25, 1925-994) was a Venezuelan artist. Her earlier works were mostly paintings; she expanded into sculpture and assemblage in the 1960s and 1970s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Gramcko

El Ojo de la Cerradura (The Keyhole) by Elsa Gramcko
1964 / Car-battery cells, metal lock, and mixed media on masonite / Private collection

Elsa Gramcko on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/elsa-gramcko/

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/480543/contesting-modernity-informalism-in-venezuela-1955-1975-museum-of-fine-arts-houston/
https://milenaolesinska77.medium.com/elsa-gramcko-abstract-sculpture-and-painting-d54c7b88e03f
Google translation of “Elsa Gramcko. The spell of transforming waste into art”

Born April 24~ Jan Groover

Jan Groover (April 24, 1943-January 1, 2012) was an American photographer whose primary focus was the still life. Trained as an abstract painter in the 1960s, Groover turned to photography in the early 1970s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Groover

Untitled (Kitchen Still Life) #4 by Jan Groover / c.1978 / Polaroid print / Image: 24″x20-1/2″
Various collections, incl. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Jan Groover on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/jan-groover/

Further reading:
https://www.moma.org/artists/2358
https://artpil.com/news/jan-groover-at-gak/
https://www.ccp.sa.edu.au/news-features/2020/4/21/weekly-inspiration-jan-groover

Born April 23~ Uemura Shōen

Uemura Shōen (April 23, 1875-August 27, 1949) was born in Kyoto under the name Uemura Tsune. The first woman to receive the Order of Culture, she is best known for her works of bijinga (beauty portraits of women).
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uemura_Sh%C5%8Den

The Flowers of Life by Uemura Shoen
1899 / Pigment on silk; hanging scroll / 69″x39-3/4″ / Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Japan

Uemura Shōen on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/shoen-uemura/

Further reading:
https://www.bunka.pref.mie.lg.jp/art-museum/54734037810.htm
http://japonica.info/the-world-of-bijinga-shoen-uemuras-beautiful-women/
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/the-inspiring-story-of-uemura-sh%C5%8Den/mwXxZujHMzKwGw?hl=en

Born April 22~ Ottilie Roederstein

Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein (April 22, 1859-November 26, 1937) was a German-Swiss painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottilie_Roederstein

The Sisters by Ottilie Roederstein
1900 / Oil on cardboard / 9″x7-1/5″ / Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Ottilie Roederstein on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ottilie-w-roederstein/

Further reading:
https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/agenda/blog/2020/56
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/ottilie-w-roederstein/
https://www.artandobject.com/press-release/ottilie-w-roederstein-swiss-woman-artist-rediscovered

Born April 21~ Dod Procter

Dod Procter (April 21, 1890-July 31, 1972) was an English painter. Procter and her husband, also an artist, met while attending art school.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dod_Procter

Girl with a Parrot by Dod Procter
c.1925 / Oil on canvas / 52-3/4″x34-1/4″ / Private collection

Dod Procter on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dod-procter/

Further reading:
https://chronicle250.com/1927
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/procter-dod-18921972
https://philipmould.com/news/142-a-house-fit-for-an-artist-dod-essay-by-lydia-miller/

Born April 20~ Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) has developed a complex body of art employing images, text, fabric, audio, installation, and video.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Mae_Weems

After Manet by Carrie Mae Weems
2002 / C-print framed with concave glass / 32″ diameter, 4″depth / Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC

Carrie Mae Weems on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carrie-mae-weems/

Further reading:
http://carriemaeweems.net/bio.html
https://www.moma.org/artists/7177
https://www.culturetype.com/2020/08/13/carrie-mae-weems-on-kitchen-table-series-not-simply-a-voice-for-african-american-women-but-more-generally-for-women/

RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! Carrie Mae Weems: http://socialstudiesproject.org/

Born April 19~ Eva Gonzalès

Eva Gonzalès (April 19, 1849-May 6, 1883) was a French Impressionist painter and pastellist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Gonzal%C3%A8s

Girl Awakening by Eva Gonzalès
1877-1878 / Oil on canvas / 32″x39 2/5″ / Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

Eva Gonzalès on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eva-gonzal%C3%A8s/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/eva-gonzales/
https://www.theartstory.org/artist/gonzales-eva/
https://medium.com/illuminations-mirror/the-woman-looked-out-artist-eva-gonzal%C3%A8s-5b79b1e07a1d