Born July 23~ Hilda Wilkinson Brown

Hilda Rue Wilkinson Brown (July 23, 1894–July 12, 1981) was an American illustrator, painter, printmaker, and educator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilda_Rue_Wilkinson_Brown

Oak Bluffs by Hilda Wilkinson Brown
c.1940 / Graphite, with erasing on paper / 16″x11″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Hilda Wilkinson Brown on Invaluable: https://www.invaluable.com/artist/brown-hilda-wilkinson-em2sag38dq/

Further reading:
https://kindredspiritsfilm.com/the-artists/
https://allarts.org/programs/kindred-spirits-artists-hilda-wilkinson-brown-and-lilian-thomas-burwell/summers-oak-bluffs-7s7ih5/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1981/07/15/hilda-brown-professor-of-art-at-college-dies/af0a2bd3-b75d-4401-8346-99ef1ce045ce/
https://www.wnyc.org/story/brownies-book-anna-holmes/

Born June 27~ Beth Van Hoesen

Beth Van Hoesen (June 27, 1926-November 26, 2010) was an American artist best known for her prints and drawings of animals and botanical subjects. In 1953, she married fellow artist Mark Adams.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Van_Hoesen

Mark in Front of Self-Portrait by Beth Van Hoesen
1966 / Graphite on cream wove paper / 14″x12-3/4″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Beth Van Hoesen on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/beth-van-hoesen/

Further reading:
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/2426/Van%20Hoesen/Beth
https://art.famsf.org/beth-van-hoesen
http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/the-real/beyond-art-beth-van-hoesens-boots

Born June 7~ Evelyn Statsinger

Evelyn Statsinger (June 7, 1927-February 13, 2016) was a multi-disciplinary artist working across media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture.
Biography on Gray Gallery: https://www.richardgraygallery.com/artists/estate-of-evelyn-statsinger

Bountiful Landscape by Evelyn Statsinger
1976 / Oil on linen / 48″x38″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Evelyn Statsinger on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/evelyn-statsinger/

Further reading:
https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-evelyn-statsinger-16267#transcript
https://www.richardgraygallery.com/viewing-rooms/evelyn-statsinger#tab:thumbnails
https://art.newcity.com/2016/02/25/in-memoriam-evelyn-statsinger-1927-2016/

Born June 5~ Jean Follett

Jean Follett (June 5, 1917-July 6, 1990) was an American sculptor and assemblage artist. She was a member of the New York abstract art movement of the 1940s and 1950s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Follett

Many-Headed Creature by Jean Follett
1958 / Light switch and socket, cooling coils, window screen, nails, faucet knobs, mirror, twine, cinders, castor, springs, wood, wire chain, and rope on wood panel / 24″x24″x4-3/4″ / MoMA, NYC

Further reading:
https://www.hauserwirth.com/ursula/26214-retrospect-rediscovery-pioneering-artwork-jean-follett
https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/events/discovering-jean-follett-from-the-east-side-of-st-paul-to-new-york-city/
https://hyperallergic.com/351444/no-point-of-view-is-the-best-view-of-all-artists-working-between-1952-1965-many-of-whom-are-forgotten/
https://www.nyuad-artgallery.org/en_US/our-exhibitions/main-gallery/inventing-downtown-archive/

Born May 30~ Antonina Houbraken

Antonina Houbraken (May 30, 1686-December 1736) was an 18th-century Dutch artist who specialized in portrait drawings, topographical drawings, and publication title pages.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonina_Houbraken

View of Beusichem from the Lek by Antonina Houbraken
1729 / Pen and brush on paper / 4-3/4″x7-2/5″ / Private collection, Netherlands

Antonina Houbraken on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Antonina_Houbraken

Further reading:
https://www.onnovanseggelen.com/notable-sales/antonina-houbraken-dordrecht-1686-1736-amsterdam-trompe-loeil-with-silver-medal-celebrating-the-fourth-term-as-mayor-of-amsterdam-for-dr-nicolaes-tulp
https://rkd.nl/en/explore/artists/116985
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/vrouwenlexicon/lemmata/data/Houbraken&prev=search&pto=aue

Born May 23~ Marisa Merz

Marisa Merz (May 23, 1926-July 20, 2019) was an Italian artist and sculptor. In 2013 she was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marisa_Merz

Untitled (Living Sculpture) by Marisa Merz
1966 / Aluminium / Overall displayed dimensions variable / Tate London, UK

Marisa Merz on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marisa-merz/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/marisa-merz/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/marisa-merz-obituary-1606417
https://philamuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/marisa-merz

Born March 31~ Jay DeFeo

Jay DeFeo (March 31, 1929-November 11, 1989) was an American artist and a pivotal figure in the 1950s San Francisco community of Beat artists, musicians, and poets.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_DeFeo

The Rose by Jay DeFeo
1958-66 / Oil with wood and mica on canvas / 128 7/8″x92 1/4″x11″ / Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Jay DeFeo on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/jay-defeo/

Further reading:
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/05/14/romance-of-the-rose-on-jay-defeo/
https://www.kqed.org/arts/13852622/jay-defeo-san-jose-museum-of-art-undersoul
https://www.jaydefeofoundation.org/

Born February 4~ Mary Frank

Mary Frank (born February 4, 1933) is an English sculptor, painter, printmaker, draftswoman, and illustrator.
Biography at the Paris Review: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2011/05/26/mary-frank/

Cusp #1 by Mary Frank
2015-17 / Archival pigment print on bamboo paper / 21 1/2″x16 1/2″ / maryfrankartist.com

Mary Frank on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mary-frank/

Further reading:
https://www.dcmooregallery.com/artists/mary-frank
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/frank-mary
https://www.reynoldahouse.org/collections/object/seated-female?display=lightbox