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/

Born June 4(?)~ Natalia Goncharova

Natalia Goncharova (June 16 [June 4 Old Style*] or July 3 [June 21 Old Style*] – October 17, 1962) was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter, costume designer, writer, illustrator, and set designer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalia_Goncharova

Cyclist by Natalia Goncharova
1913 / Oil on canvas / 30-3/4″x41-1/3″ / The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, RU

Natalia Goncharova on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/natalia-sergeevna-goncharova/

Further reading:
https://collections.dma.org/essay/l6epkQDg
https://arthistoryproject.com/artists/natalia-goncharova/
https://magazine.artland.com/lost-and-found-artist-natalia-goncharova/

* Russian calendar~ https://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/evans/his241/notes/calendar.html
>Russian calendar conversion~ https://stevemorse.org/jcal/julian.html

Born May 15~ Althea McNish

Althea McNish FSCD (May 15, 1924-April 16, 2020) was a textile designer who rose to prominence in London with her bright, tropical textiles inspired by the colors and landscape of her native Trinidad.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_McNish

Painted Desert by Althea McNish / 1959 / Woven cotton satin screen
Various collections, including National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Althea McNish on Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/althea-mcnish/zTbcYQWqoKl7Lpv1

Further reading:
https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/althea-mcnish-remembered
https://www.libertylondon.com/us/features/design-and-living/archive-althea-mcnish.html
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/althea-mcnish-an-introduction

Born May 3~ Dorr Bothwell

Dorr Hodgson Bothwell (May 3, 1902-September 24, 2000) was an American artist, designer, educator, and world-traveler; she’s particularly known for her innovative use of serigraphy as a fine art form.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorr_Bothwell

Holiday by Dorr Bothwell
1947 / Color Screenprint / Image: 12-3/4″x9-7/10″ / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

Dorr Bothwell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dorr-doris-hodgson-bothwell/

Further reading:
https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/mendocino-art-center/artist/dorr-bothwell
https://www.williamzacha.com/artists/dorr-bothwell/about-dorr-bothwell/
https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/hollenbeck-middle-school-youth-democracy-mural-los-angeles-ca/

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/