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

National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 14

Nee Nee in Braddock by Swoon

2014 / Eight-color screenprint on handmade, hand-painted paper
31″x22″ / Various collections, including Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

“We know that works of art can enhance the patient environment when carefully chosen and thoughtfully curated. Artworks lend comfort, beauty and wit to the environment. They promote innovation by challenging our ways of seeing. Above all, they assert the strength of our humanity in the face of sickness and misfortune.”
~http://www.clevelandclinic.org/lp/power-of-art/

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