Born July 20~ Anne Ryan

Anne Ryan (July 20, 1889-April 18, 1954) was a writer, painter, printmaker, and collagist who belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Ryan

Collage, 353 by Anne Ryan
1949 / Cut-and-pasted colored paper, cloth, and string on paper / 7-1/2″x6-7/8″ / MoMA, NYC

Anne Ryan on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anne-ryan/

Further reading:
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/anne-ryan/
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/anne-ryan-4198
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2010/anne-ryan

Born July 19~ Marcel Moore

Marcel Moore (July 19, 1892-February 19, 1972) was a French illustrator, collage artist, and designer. She is best known for her collaborative writing and photography with her partner Claude Cahun.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Moore

Judith by Marcel Moore
1926 / Illustration for Claude Cahun’s Héroïnes series of monologues / Jersey Heritage Trust

Marcel Moore on SFMOMA: https://www.sfmoma.org/artist/Marcel_Moore/

Further reading:
https://queerculturalcenter.org/claude-cahun/
http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biom5/moore03.html
https://lithub.com/how-a-queer-couple-masterminded-a-nazi-resistance-campaign/

Born March 13~ Fannie Hillsmith

Fannie Hillsmith (March 13, 1911-July 27, 2007) was an American artist from Boston who distinguished herself as a painter of Cubist-inspired still lifes and interiors.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_Hillsmith

The Chair by Fannie Hillsmith
1960 / Collage with cut-paper, found objects, and graphite
19″x12 1/2″ / McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Fannie Hillsmith on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fannie-hillsmith/

Further reading:
https://thejohnsoncollection.org/fannie-hillsmith/
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/fannie-hillsmith/
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/fannie-hillsmith-2228

June 28~ Pride Month

George Tooker and William R. Christopher

There are four links below

William Rodolphus Christopher was an American artist and civil rights activist known for his abstract imagery and collage. His longtime partner was the artist George Tooker; the pair lived in New York City until 1960, when they moved to Hartland, Vermont; the couple spent winters in Spain, where Christopher died in December 1973.
~Wikipedia

Self-Portait by George Tooker
1969 / Egg Tempera on gesso panel / National Academy of Design, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assemblage Collage Painting/Sculpture with Pennies and Scrap Civil Rights Artist by William R. Christopher
1960-1969 / Mixed Media / Private collection

June 20~ Pride Month

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns

There are six links below

RR: “I’m not frightened of the affection that Jasper and I had, both personally and as working artists.
I don’t see any sin or conflict in those days when each of us was the most important person in each other’s lives.”
~Rauschenberg, with Affection by Richard Meyer

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in Johns’s Pearl Street studio, New York, c.1954,
photo by Rachel Rosenthal

Short Circuit by Robert Rauschenberg
1955 / Oil, fabric, notebook paper, postcard, printed reproductions, concert program, and autograph on canvas, wood supports, and cabinets / MoMA, NY, NY

A painting by his former wife, artist Susan Weil, appears behind the right door, and a flag composition by Jasper Johns once sat behind the left door. (It went missing in 1965 and was replaced at Rauschenberg’s invitation with a facsimile by the artist Elaine Sturtevant.)

 

Target with Four Faces
by Jasper Johns
1955 / Encaustic on newspaper and cloth over canvas surmounted by four tinted-plaster faces in wood box with hinged front / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

The faces were cast over the course of several months. He used a friend and neighbor as a model. The faces are abstracted by their having been cropped at the eyes. They become a kind of banner above the target.