Born August 1~ Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes (August 1, 1911-December 26, 1985) was the first syndicated African American woman cartoonist to be published in a newspaper.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Ormes

Torchy in Heartbeats by Jackie Ormes
August 4, 1951 / The Pittsburgh Courier / LOC Prints and Photographs Division, D.C.

Jackie Ormes’ Patty-Jo Doll: https://blackdollcollecting.blogspot.com/2010/02/mibdh-jackie-ormes-patty-jo-and-other.html

Further reading:
https://baladycreatives.com/ladies-in-history-jackie-ormes/
https://www.shondaland.com/live/a26668329/jackie-ormes-comic-radicalism/
https://wednesdayswomen.com/jackie-ormes-first-african-american-female-cartoonist/

Born July 31~ Dindga McCannon

Dindga McCannon (born July 31, 1947) is an African-American fiber artist, muralist, costume designer, teacher, author, printmaker, and illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dindga_McCannon

Mary Lou Williams-Jazz Pianist by Dindga McCannon
2017 / Machine embroidery, appliqué, fabrics, vintage trim, plastic beads, sequins / 44″x31″ / Private collection

Dindga McCannon on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dindga-mccannon/

Further reading:
http://www.shadesofnoir.org.uk/creatives/portfolio/dindga-mccannon/
https://bombmagazine.org/articles/dindga-mccannon-by-philip-glahn/
https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/mccannon-or-table-their-own/4747

Born July 30~ Betye Saar

Betye Irene Saar (born July 30, 1926) is an African-American artist known for her works in assemblage, collage, and printmaking.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betye_Saar

Gris-Gris Box by Betye Saar
1972 / Mixed-media assemblage / 29″x8-1/2″x2-3/4″ / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Betye Saar on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/betye-saar/

Further reading:
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/artists/betye-saar
https://sculpturemagazine.art/ritual-politics-and-transformation-betye-saar/
https://www.artfuljaunts.com/magazine/how-betye-saars-travel-sketchbooks-guide-her-powerful-sculptures-about-race-in-america
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a36182098/betye-saar-daughters-in-conversation/

Born July 29~ Antonietta Raphaël

Antonietta Raphaël Mafai (July 29, 1895-September 5, 1975) was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage and Lithuanian birth who, with her husband Mario Mafai and two other artists, founded the 20th-century art movement Scuola Romana.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonietta_Raphael

Le Tre Sorelle by Antonietta Raphaël
1936 / Colored concrete / 37-2/5″x23-3/5″x21-3/4″ / La Galleria Nazionale, Rome, Italy

Antonietta Raphaël on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/antonietta-raphael/

Further reading:
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/raphael-antonietta
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/antonietta-raphael-mafai/
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/antonietta-rapha%C3%ABl-mafai-memories-of-an-archaic-world/MwLySXpiYy24Kw

Born* (*baptized) July 28~ Judith Leyster

Judith Jans Leyster (baptised July 28, 1609-February 10, 1660) was a Dutch Golden Age artist who painted genre works, portraits, and still lifes.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Leyster

Still Life with a Basket of Fruit by Judith Leyster
c.1635-1640 / Oil on canvas / 26-3/4″x24-3/5″ / Private collection

Judith Leyster on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/judith-leyster/

Further reading:
https://www.franshalsmuseum.nl/en/event/judith-leyster/
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/7-amazing-facts-about-judith-leyster/DQIChb-z8As2Jg
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/04/04/daughters-of-the-guild/

Born July 27~ Mary Abbott

Mary Lee Abbott (July 27, 1921-August 23, 2019) was an American abstract expressionist painter and one of three female members of the Artist’s Club in New York.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Abbott_(artist)

All Green by Mary Abbott
c. 1954 / Oil on linen / 49″x45-1/8″ / Denver Art Museum, Colorado

Mary Abbott on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mary-abbott/

Further reading:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mary-abbott-a-wake-up-cal_b_1389281?ec_carp=7611884569565380991
https://www.re-thinkingthefuture.com/architectural-community/a3878-life-of-an-artist-mary-abbott/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/mary-abbott-abstract-expressionist-with-an-unsung-influence-dies-at-98/2019/10/02/0980fe82-e51f-11e9-a6e8-8759c5c7f608_story.html

Born July 26~ May Alcott Nieriker

Abigail May Alcott Nieriker (July 26, 1840-December 29, 1879) was an American artist. She was the youngest sister of Louisa May Alcott and the basis for the character Amy in Little Women.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail_May_Alcott_Nieriker

May Alcott Nieriker, Still life with Owl by May Alcott Nieriker
1879 / Orchard House, Concord, MA / Image from Daily Art Magazine

Studying Art Abroad, and How to Do it Cheaply by May Alcott Nieriker:
https://archive.org/details/studyingartabroa00nier/page/n5/mode/2up

Further reading:
https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/may-alcott-lucky-star/
https://www.csmonitor.com/1987/1022/hmay.html
https://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/autumn16/dabbs-on-the-travel-writings-of-may-alcott-nieriker

Born July 25~ Eleanore Mikus

Eleanore Mikus (July 25, 1927-September 6, 2017) was an American painter, printmaker, and educator whose work had a strong emphasis on material and experimentation.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanore_Mikus

Untitled by Eleanore Mikus
1967 / Rose cloth and rubber bands on board / 8-1/4″x6-1/4″ / Private collection

Eleanore Mikus on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eleanore-mikus/

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/356145/perhaps-eleanore-mikus-will-not-be-under-recognized-anymore/
https://www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/meditations-eleanore-mikus-tamarind
https://blantonmuseum.org/2017/09/a-life-in-tablets-eleanore-mikus/

Born July 24~ Frances (“Fanny”) Palmer

Frances (“Fanny”) Flora Bond Palmer (July 24, 1812-August 20, 1876) was an English artist who became successful in the United States as a lithographer for Currier and Ives.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Flora_Bond_Palmer

Woman Holding Flowers by Frances F. Palmer
1847 / Lithograph; black & white inks on beige paper / Sheet: 12-3/4″x8-1/4″ / The Met, New York, NY

Frances F. Palmer on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/frances-f-palmer/

Further reading:
https://raleigh.aiga.org/you-should-know-fanny-palmer/
https://heald.nga.gov/mediawiki/index.php/Frances_Palmer
http://lastingimpressions.winterthur.org/fannypalmer/

Born July 23~ Hilda Wilkinson Brown

Hilda Rue Wilkinson Brown (July 23, 1894–July 12, 1981) was an American illustrator, painter, printmaker, and educator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilda_Rue_Wilkinson_Brown

Oak Bluffs by Hilda Wilkinson Brown
c.1940 / Graphite, with erasing on paper / 16″x11″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Hilda Wilkinson Brown on Invaluable: https://www.invaluable.com/artist/brown-hilda-wilkinson-em2sag38dq/

Further reading:
https://kindredspiritsfilm.com/the-artists/
https://allarts.org/programs/kindred-spirits-artists-hilda-wilkinson-brown-and-lilian-thomas-burwell/summers-oak-bluffs-7s7ih5/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1981/07/15/hilda-brown-professor-of-art-at-college-dies/af0a2bd3-b75d-4401-8346-99ef1ce045ce/
https://www.wnyc.org/story/brownies-book-anna-holmes/