Born April 18~ Clara Elsene Peck

Clara Elsene Peck (April 18, 1883-February 1968) was an early 20th century American illustrator and painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Elsene_Peck

Shake-speares Sweetheart by Sara Hawks Sterling / Illustrated by Clara Elsene Peck
1905 / Hard Cover / 282pp / Published by George W. Jacobs & Co., Philadelphia

Clara Elsene Peck on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Clara_Elsene_Peck

Further reading:
https://mcad.edu/alumni-profile/clara-peck
https://www.antiqueillustrationart.com/clara-elsene-peck
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/19/clara-elsene-peck

Born March 29~ Dora Carrington

Dora de Houghton Carrington (March 29, 1893-March 11, 1932), known generally as Carrington, was an English painter and decorative artist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora_Carrington

Spanish Boy, the Accordion Player by Dora Carrington
c.1924 / Oil on canvas / 25″x20″ / The Higgins Bedford, Bedford, UK

Dora Carrington on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dora-carrington/

Further reading:
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/artists/dora-carrington
https://www.artuk.org/discover/artists/carrington-dora-18931932
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/b/bloomsbury/lifestyle-lives-and-legacy-bloomsbury-group

Born March 5~ Gunta Stölzl

Gunta Stölzl (March 5, 1897-April 22, 1983) was a German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunta_St%C3%B6lzl

5 Chöre (5 Choirs) by Gunta Stölzl
1928 / 24″x18 1/2″ / Design on square-ruled paper / Bauhaus Kooperation
Wall hanging is in the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Lübeck, Germany

Images on the Gunta Stölzl Foundation site: https://www.guntastolzl.org/Works

Further reading:
https://www.grandtourofmodernism.com/magazine/the-bauhaus/the-bauhaus/people/masters-and-teachers/gunta-stoelzl/
https://monster-patterns.com/masterclass-of-pattern-designers-gunta-stolzl-the-queen-of-bauhaus/
https://germanyinusa.com/2019/03/07/women-of-the-bauhaus-gunta-stolzl-1897-1983/

Gunta Stölzl: A Daughter’s Perspective on youtube: https://youtu.be/7HWDWr1RKe8

Born January 27~ Miye Matsukata

Miye Matsukata (January 27, 1922-February 16, 1981) was a Japanese-born American jewelry designer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miye_Matsukata

25th Anniversary Print by Miye Matsukata
1975 / Lithograph / Sheet: 22 3/8″x14 13/16″ / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Inset: Photograph of necklace by Miye Matsukata

Miye Matsukata at The Smithsonian: https://americanart.si.edu/artist/miye-matsukata-5876

Further reading:
https://www.csmonitor.com/1980/0409/040919.html

https://www.historicnewengland.org/5womenartists-in-historic-new-englands-collections/
https://www.ganoksin.com/article/master-metalsmith-miye-matsukata/

Born January 12~ Evelyn Ackerman

Evelyn Ackerman (January 12, 1924-November 28, 2012)
was a California Midcentury Modern artist and designer.

Obituary, American Craft Council:
https://www.craftcouncil.org/post/remembering-evelyn-ackerman

Cat and Bird in Tree by Evelyn Ackerman
1963 / Hand-woven wool with dyes / 23 1/4″x44″ / Private collection

Evelyn Ackerman on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/evelyn-ackerman/2

Further reading:
https://www.ackermanmodern.com/studio/wall-hangings/
https://www.ackermanmodern.com/our-story/
https://www.midcenturyhome.com/the-ackermans-love-for-design/

June 15~ Pride Month

Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde

There are four links below

MacBryde moved to Glasgow to study at the School of Art from 1932–1937 and met Colquhoun, who won a scholarship to study there in 1933, a year later. From that point onwards they became inseparable. ~artuk.org/
The Painters Colquhoun & McBryde (The Two Roberts) by Ian Fleming
1937-1938 / Oil on canvas / The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, Scotland, UK

Woman with a Goat by Robert Colquhoun
ND / Oil on canvas / Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Life, Vegetables by Robert MacBryde (1913–1966)
ND / Oil on canvas / Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland, UK