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

June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

There are four links below

They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. FROM Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 14~ Pride Month

Berenice Abbott and Elizabeth McCausland

There are seven links below

The art critic <<<Elizabeth McCausland sought out Berenice>>> in 1934 and transformed her life. For thirty years, until McCausland’s death, the two women were devoted companions and professional soul mates. ~The Paris Review

 

 

In 1937 the Museum of the City of New York mounted an exhibition, Changing New York, of Abbott’s photographs for the FAP. This prompted interest in publishing a Changing New York book that would include both the photographs and captions written by Elizabeth McCausland, a writer, art critic, and Abbott’s longtime partner.
~MCNY Blog: New York Stories

McSorley’s Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
1937 / Silver gelatin print / from the Book Changing New York