Born October 24~ Marianne North

Marianne North (October 24, 1830-August 30, 1890) was an English botanical artist, writer, and world traveler who visited 15 countries in 14 years.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_North

Honeyflowers and Honeysuckers, South Africa by Marianne North
c.1882 / Oil on board / 20″x13-3/4″ / Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, UK

Marianne North on Art UK: https://artuk.org/visit/venues/marianne-north-gallery-5000

Further reading:
https://www.lindahall.org/marianne-north/
https://www.kew.org/read-and-watch/marianne-north-botanical-artist
https://www.artiststudiomuseum.org/blog/marianne-north-pioneering-botanical-artist/

Born September 27~ Mary Grierson

Mary Anderson Grierson (September 27, 1912-January 30, 2012) was a Welsh-born Scottish illustrator and longtime staff artist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Grierson

Epigeneium Coelogyne by Mary Grierson
ND / Watercolor on paper / 15-3/4″x11-2/5″ / Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, London, UK

Mary Grierson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mary-grierson/

Further reading:
https://www.huntbotanical.org/exhibitions/show.php?85
https://suffolkartists.co.uk/index.cgi?choice=painter&pid=4222
https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/about-mary-grierson.html

Born February 6~ Elfriede Abbe

Elfriede Martha Abbe (1919–2012) was an American sculptor, wood engraver, and botanical illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfriede_Abbe

The Hunter by Elfriede Abbe
c.1935 / Sculpture for the 1939 World’s Fair in NYC,
located in the Production and Distribution Zone at Perylon Hall

Elfriede Abbe at Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7631711@N08/sets/72157628153713895/with/6402892053/

Further reading:
http://tcpl-exhibits.blogspot.com/2011/11/elfriede-abbe-illustrator-printer.html
https://www.brainpickings.org/2019/03/06/elizabeth-barrett-browning-prometheus-bound-elfriede-abbe/
http://archives.nypl.org/mss/2233#overview

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month~ December 25

Durian (Durio Zibethinus L.) Chromolithograph by
P. Depannemaeker after Berthe Hoola van Nooten

c.1880 / From the book Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de L’Ile de Java by Berthe Hoola van Nooten
Published by C. Muquardt, Brussels / Various collections, including Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO

[There are six embedded links above]

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 11

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree and Black Cockatoo
by Marianne North

Early 1880s / Oil on board / 20”x14” / Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens, London, UK

[There are three embedded links above]

See also: March 11~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/11/march-11-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/