Born October 7~ Rose Piper

Rose Theodora Piper (October 7, 1917-May 11, 2005) was a painter in the 1940s. She then ran a greeting card company, designed textiles, and raised her family, returning to painting in the 1980s. Piper’s style shifted throughout her career.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Piper

Blues Singer by Rose Piper
1989 / Mixed media on paper / 24-1/2″x19″ / Petrucci Family Foundation Collection

Rose Piper on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/rose-piper/

Further reading:
https://aaregistry.org/story/rose-piper-artist-born/
https://focusonafricanamericanart.com/product-category/rose-piper/
https://www.philiphautmann.at/homage-to-rose-piper/

Born October 4~ Otti Berger

Otti Berger (October 4, 1898 – 1944/45) was a textile artist and weaver who was a student and later teacher at the Bauhaus. Otti Berger was murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otti_Berger

Fabric Sample Book by Otti Berger
Mid 1930s / Cotton / 3-3/4″x9-1/2″ / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Otti Berger on Art Institute of Chicago site: https://www.artic.edu/artists/30567/otti-berger

Further reading:
https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/stories/explore-the-collection/otti-berger-og-norden-eng/
https://www.bauhauskooperation.com/knowledge/the-bauhaus/people/masters-and-teachers/otti-berger/
https://publicdelivery.org/otti-berger/

Born September 28~ Warja Lavater

Warja Honegger-Lavater (September 28, 1913-May 3, 2007) was a Swiss artist and illustrator best known for utilizing pictograms as graphic representations of language in her later work.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warja_Lavater

Homo sapiens? (Folded Story, no.13) by Warja Lavater
1965 / Lithographs on cream wove paper / 6-7/16″x3-5/8″x7/16″ / Toledo Museum of Art, OH

Warja Lavater’s “Twenty-three hundred years of medical costume”: https://bit.ly/2Y9fWrI

Further reading:
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/4455/Honegger-Lavater/Warja
http://dallaslibrary2.org/blogs/bookedSolid/2020/02/warja-lavater-writing-pictures-and-drawing-books/
https://exhibits.library.illinois.edu/s/rbml/page/little-red-riding-hood

Born September 24~ Margaret Neilson Armstrong

Margaret Neilson Armstrong (September 24, 1867-July 18, 1944) was a designer of cloth bookbindings who produced over 250 cover designs. She was also an accomplished botanist, editor, and author.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Neilson_Armstrong

Margaret Armstrong’s cover design and lettering for Twenty Centuries of Paris
Written by Mabell S.C. Smith / Published 1913 / Image from Women of Graphic Design

Margaret Neilson Armstrong covers and illustrations on The Met website: https://bit.ly/3kBYK6G

Further reading:
https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/exhibits/margaretarmstrong/
https://rarebookschool.org/2005/exhibitions/armstrong.shtml
https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/3351

Born September 11~ Eileen Mayo

Dame Eileen Rosemary Mayo DBE (September 11, 1906-January 4, 1994) was an English-born artist and designer who worked in England, Australia, and New Zealand in almost every available medium.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Mayo

The Toilet by Eileen Mayo
1942 / Woodcut / 3 3/4″x3″ / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Eileen Mayo on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eileen-rosemary-mayo/

More links:
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dame-eileen-mayo-18996
https://www.thegreatcat.org/the-cat-in-art-and-photos-2/cats-in-art-20th-century/eileen-rosemary-mayo-1906-1994-english-new-zealander/
https://searchthecollection.nga.gov.au/artist?irn=14861

Born August 25~ Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910-January 31, 2012) was an American illustrator, painter, printmaker, sculptor, set and costume designer, writer, and poet.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Tanning

Portrait de Famille (Family Portrait) by Dorothea Tanning
1954 / Oil on canvas / 39-3/8″x31-7/8″ / Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Dorothea Tanning on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dorothea-tanning/

Further reading:
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dorothea-tanning-2024
https://www.menil.org/collection?artist=Dorothea+Tanning
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/dorothea-tanning
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dorothea-tanning-2024/learn-about-100-years-dorothea-tanning

Born August 19~ Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer (August 19, 1871-May 11, 1944) was an American modernist painter, feminist, theatrical designer, poet, and salonnière.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florine_Stettheimer

Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz by Florine Stettheimer
1928 / Oil on canvas / 38″ 26-1/4″ / Alfred Stieglitz Collection, Co-owned by Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Florine Stettheimer on MoMA: https://mo.ma/3k2b6n3

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/329408/florine-stettheimer-feminist-provocateur/
https://stories.thejewishmuseum.org/the-stetties-florine-stettheimer-and-her-sisters-a377eaa7b04d
https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/stettheimer-dollhouse-0

Born August 18~ Gertrude Hermes

Gertrude Anna Bertha Hermes OBE RA (August 18, 1901-May 9, 1983) was a British sculptor, wood engraver, lino-cutter, illustrator, and designer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Hermes

Gertrude Hermes on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gertrude-hermes/

Further reading:
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/hermes-gertrude-19011983
https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/8040/wild-girl-the-artistic-rebellion-of-gertrude-hermes
https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/art-design/2020/08/greats-outdoors-gertrude-hermes-and-landscape-ancient-and-modern

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 June 12~ Anni Albers

Anni Albers (June 12, 1899-May 9, 1994) was a textile designer, weaver, writer, printmaker, and teacher who inspired a reconsideration of fabrics as an art form.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anni_Albers

Development in Rose II by Anni Albers
1952 / Linen / 24-3/8″x17-3/4″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Anni Albers on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anni-albers/

Further reading:
https://www.thetextileatlas.com/craft-stories/anni-albers
https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/anni-albers-the-designers-artist-who-put-women-on-the-grid/
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/anni-albers/
https://albersfoundation.org/artists/biographies/