Born December 27~ Ingri d’Aulaire

Ingri d’Aulaire (December 27, 1904-October 24, 1980) was a children’s book writer and illustrator, who worked in collaboration with her husband and fellow artist, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingri_and_Edgar_Parin_d%27Aulaire

Illustration from The Conquest of the Atlantic by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
1933 / Lithograph / 55 pp, 12″x10″ / Viking Press, New York
https://archive.org/details/conquestofatlant00daul/mode/2up

Ingri d’Aulaire on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13561098.Ingri_d_Aulaire

Further reading:
https://www.nyrb.com/collections/ingri-and-edgar-parin-daulaire
https://www.nocloo.com/ingri-edgar-parin-aulaire-biography/
https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Edgar-Parin-dAulaire-and-Ingri-dAulaire/316738
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-daulaires-book-of-greek-myths-is-famous-but-what-about-their-forgotten-american-stories

Born December 10~ Elizabeth Olds

Elizabeth Olds (December 10, 1896-March 4, 1991) was an American artist known for her work in developing silkscreen as a fine arts medium. She was also a painter, illustrator, and author of children’s books.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Olds

Me and Her by Elizabeth Olds
c.1940-1970 / Screenprint on paper / 17″x13″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Elizabeth Olds on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/elizabeth-olds/

Further reading:
https://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/elizabeth-olds/
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/1781/Olds/Elizabeth
http://thefancifullobster.blogspot.com/2018/01/printmakers-you-should-know-elizabeth.html

Born November 9~ Mary Hallock Foote

Mary Hallock Foote (November 9, 1847-June 25, 1938) was an American author and illustrator best known for her stories and novels portraying life in mining communities of the old American West.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Hallock_Foote

Cinching Up by Mary Hallock Foote
1889 / Wood engraving / Image 6-7/8″x4-15/16″ / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NY

Mary Hallock Foote on Old Book Illustrations: https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/artists/hallock-foote-mary/

Further reading:
https://thenorthstarhouse.org/mhf-artwork/
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/mary-hallock-foote
https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2017/11/09/milton-born-mary-hallock-foote-captured-life-in-the-wild-west-on-paper/

Born October 8~ Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930) is an American painter, author, illustrator, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist, best known for her narrative quilts.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_Ringgold

Sonny’s Bridge by Faith Ringgold
1986 / Acrylic on cotton canvas / 84-1/2″x60″ / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Faith Ringgold on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/faith-ringgold/

Further reading:
https://www.faithringgold.com/
https://www.thecollector.com/faith-ringgold-makes-it-possible/
https://www.wmagazine.com/culture/faith-ringgold-art-studio-glenstone

Books by Faith Ringgold: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/faith-ringgold.html

Born April 13~ Lezley Saar

Lezley Saar (born April 13, 1953) is a visual artist whose paintings, mixed-media works, and altered books are centered on the human figure and on narration.
Biography on The Women’s Studio: https://thewomensstudio.net/2018/04/30/lezley-saar/

The Silent Woman by Lezley Saar
2015 / Acrylic on fabric on panel / 20″x16″ / Walter Maciel Gallery

Lezley Saar on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lezley-saar/

Further reading:
https://www.bridgeprojects.com/artists/lezley-saar
https://hyperallergic.com/387952/lezley-saars-melancholic-poetics-of-identity/
https://www.crockerart.org/oculus/legends-from-los-angeles-betye-lezley-and-alison-saar-in-the-crocker-collection

June 23~ Pride Month

George Platt Lynes, Monroe Wheeler, and Glenway Wescott

There are four links below:

Wescott was the author of novels, poetry, short stories, and essays…He met Wheeler, his life partner, in 1919 in Chicago; they settled in France in 1925, but returned to the U.S. in 1934, establishing residence in New York City. In 1927, [photographer George Platt Lynes] met Wescott and Wheeler and they formed an intimate threesome that endured for nearly twenty years. ~https://www.lib.umd.edu/kaporter-correspondence/individuals/glenway-wescott-monroe-wheeler-and-george-platt-lynes

1. Self Portrait, George Platt Lynes, n.d. / Gelatin silver print / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

2. Monroe Wheeler c.1930-49 / Gelatin silver print / National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

3. Glenway Wescott, n.d. / Gelatin silver print / Keith de Lellis Gallery, NY, NY