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:

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

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Born February 17~ Gertrude Abercrombie

Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909-July 3, 1977) was a surrealist painter based in Chicago.
Biography on Wikipedia:

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

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Born February 16~ Mary Jane Peale

Mary Jane Peale (February 16, 1827-November 22, 1902) was an American painter, and among the last members of the Peale family to paint professionally.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Rubens Peale, Aged 71 by Mary Jane Peale
1855 / Oil on canvas / 30″x25″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

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Born February 14~ Marion Mahony Griffin

Architect, community planner, and delineator Marion Mahony Griffin, the second woman to graduate in architecture from MIT, worked in the United States, Australia, and India.
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Griffin’s unpublished autobiography:

Marion Mahony Griffin on the Ryerson and Burnham Art & Architecture Archive

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Born* February 13~ Katharina Pepijn

Katharina Pepijn (*baptized February 13, 1619-November 12, 1688) was a Flemish painter who was known for her history and portrait paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Portrait of Van der Sterre by Katharina Pepijn
1652 / Oil on canvas / 49 1/5″x39″ / Tongerlo Abbey, near Antwerp, Belgium

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Born February 12~ Sella Hasse

Sella Hasse (February 12, 1878-April 27, 1963) was a German painter and graphic artist.
Biography on German Wikipedia:

Telegraph Workers (Telegrafenarbeiter) by Sella Hasse
from the periodical Die Lebenden, vol. 3, no. 1/2 (Feb 1930)

1930 (print executed 1929) / Woodcut / Image: 6 5/16″x4 5/16″ / The MoMALibrary, NYC

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Further reading:
Google translation of the city of Wismar, Germany, website
Google Books excerpt from “Dictionary of Women Artists” edited by Delia Gaze

Born February 11~ Ellen Day Hale

Ellen Day Hale (February 11, 1855-February 11, 1940) was an American Impressionist painter and printmaker.
Biography on Wikipedia:

June by Ellen Day Hale
c.1893 / Oil on canvas / 24″x18 1/8″ / National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Engravings at the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina

Born February 10~ Anna Boch

Anna Rosalie Boch (February 10, 1848-February 25, 1936) was a Belgian painter. In addition, Boch compiled an important collection of impressionist art, and was long believed to have been the only buyer of a van Gogh painting during his lifetime.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Woman in a Landscape by Anna Boch
c.1890-1892 / Oil on canvas / 39 3/4″x30 / Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Further reading:
Red Vineyard at Arles by Vincent van Gogh
How Many Paintings Did Vincent Sell during His Lifetime?

Born February 9~ Edith Maryon

Louisa Edith Church Maryon (February 9, 1872-May 2, 1924), better known as Edith Maryon, was an English sculptor.
Biography on Wikipedia:

The Pixies’ Ring by Edith Maryon / No information available
Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1906

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Further reading:
Biography of Edith Louise Maryon, translated by Google
Edith Maryon Art School in Freiburg (in German):
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Born February 8~ Minnie Lois Murphy

Best known as a printmaker, Minnie Lois Murphy (1901-1962) was affiliated with the WPA Federal Art Project. The Smithsonian says she was born on February 8th.
Biography on askART:

Flower Study by Minnie Lois Murphy
c.1930s / Wood engraving on paper / Image: 10 3/4″x7 3/4″
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY

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