Born October 12~ Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939-March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolee_Schneemann

Four Fur Cutting Boards by Carolee Schneemann / 1962-63
Oil paint, umbrellas, motors, light bulbs, string lights, photographs, fabric, lace, hubcaps, printed papers, mirror, nylon stockings, nails, hinges, and staples on wood / 90-1/2″x131″x52″ / ©Estate of Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carolee-schneemann/

Further reading:
https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2019/03/tribute-carolee-schneemann-1939-2019
https://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/carolee-schneemanns-art-is-not-made-for-your-comfort
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/08/carolee-schneeman-performance-artist-taught-us-how-to-live

Born October 10~ Yuki Katsura

Yuki Katsura (October 10, 1913-February 5, 1991) was a Japanese artist whose career spanned six decades, from the prewar to the postwar eras, and included a wide range of genres and materials.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Katsura

Charm by Yuki Katsura
1963 / Oil on canvas / 76-2/5″x51-2/5″ / Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

Yuki Katsura on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/yuki-katsura/

Further reading:
https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/exhibitions/143/
https://asia.nikkei.com/NAR/Articles/The-intriguing-sum-of-a-Japanese-painter-s-abstract-parts2
https://www.takaishiigallery.com/en/archives/24451/

Born September 18~ Terry Braunstein

Terry Braunstein (born 1942) is an American multimedia artist whose work includes photography, installation, assemblage, painting, printmaking, video, sculpture, and large permanent public art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Braunstein_(artist)

Two-page spread from The Untitled Book by Terry Braunstein
1981 / Color xerograph on paper / 10-3⁄4″x8-1⁄2″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Terry Braunstein on artist’s website: https://terrybraunstein.com/portfolio1/

Further reading:
https://art.metro.net/artworks/local-odysseys/
https://www.wescover.com/creator/terry-braunstein
https://www.publicartinpublicplaces.info/illuminations-2006-by-terry-braunstein

Born August 8~ Ruth Francken

Ruth Francken (August 8, 1924-September 12, 2006) was a Czech-American sculptor, painter, and furniture designer who was mostly active in Paris.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Francken

La Saisie by Ruth Francken / 1973 / Photographic paper, metal, cord, linen
61-4/5″x44″x3-1/2″ / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

Ruth Francken on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ruth-francken/

More links:
https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ey-exhibition-world-goes-pop/artist-biography/ruth-francken
https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en/ressources/personne/cAbzj5E
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/ruth-francken/

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 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 June 5~ Jean Follett

Jean Follett (June 5, 1917-July 6, 1990) was an American sculptor and assemblage artist. She was a member of the New York abstract art movement of the 1940s and 1950s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Follett

Many-Headed Creature by Jean Follett
1958 / Light switch and socket, cooling coils, window screen, nails, faucet knobs, mirror, twine, cinders, castor, springs, wood, wire chain, and rope on wood panel / 24″x24″x4-3/4″ / MoMA, NYC

Further reading:
https://www.hauserwirth.com/ursula/26214-retrospect-rediscovery-pioneering-artwork-jean-follett
https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/discovering-jean-follett-from-the-east-side-of-st-paul-to-new-york-city/
https://hyperallergic.com/351444/no-point-of-view-is-the-best-view-of-all-artists-working-between-1952-1965-many-of-whom-are-forgotten/
https://www.nyuad-artgallery.org/en_US/our-exhibitions/main-gallery/inventing-downtown-archive/

Born May 10~ Lenore Tawney

Lenore Tawney (May 10, 1907-September 24, 2007) was an American artist known for her sculptural weaving and assemblages.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenore_Tawney

Lenore Tawney with Drawing In Air XV (The Crossing)
1998 / Linen, wood / 96″x48″x24″ / Lenore G. Tawney Foundation

Lenore Tawney on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lenore-tawney/

Further reading:
https://www.artic.edu/artists/36890/lenore-tawney
https://magazine.artland.com/lost-and-found-artist-series-lenore-tawney/
https://www.craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/lenore-tawney-spiritual-revolutionary

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 10~ Marie Johnson-Calloway

Marie Edwards Johnson-Calloway (April 10, 1920-February 11, 2018) was an American artist who worked in the fields of painting and mixed-media assemblage.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_E._Johnson-Calloway

School Crossing Guard by Marie Johnson-Calloway
1970s / Mixed media on board / 65″x55″ / Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Marie Johnson-Calloway on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marie-johnson-calloway/

Further reading:
https://www.moadsf.org/exhibition/marie-johnson-calloway-legacy-color/
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/artists/marie-johnson-calloway
https://blackartstory.org/2020/11/24/profile-marie-e-johnson-calloway-1920-2018/