Born October 20~ Ella Bergmann-Michel

Ella Bergmann-Michel (October 20, 1896-August 8, 1971) was a German abstract artist, photographer, and documentary filmmaker.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Fischlein Rot Stech Dich Tot by Ella Bergmann-Michel / 1918
Pen and India ink and red ink, gold paint, gouache, watercolor, pencil and printed paper collage on paper
19-5/8″x16-1/8″ / Private collection

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Born October 16~ Anna Waser

Anna Waser (October 16, 1678-September 20, 1714) was a Swiss miniature painter, draftsman, etcher, and calligrapher. She received her first drawing and painting lessons at the age of 12. Almost all of Waser’s work has been lost.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Portrait of Mr. Sulzer from Winterthur by Anna Waser
ND / 4-1/3″x3-1/10″ / Watercolor on parchment / Private collection

Anna Waser on Artnet:

Further reading: (in German)
“Anna Waser Swiss painter”, Google translation:
“The tragic life of the first Swiss painter”, Google translation:


Born September 20~ Adrian Piper

“Adrian Margaret Smith Piper (born September 20, 1948) is a first-generation Conceptual artist and analytic philosopher who was born in New York City.”
Adrian Piper’s “reconstructed” Wikipedia:

Political Self-Portrait #2 (Race) by Adrian Piper
1978 / Photostat collage / 36″x24″ / Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection

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Born August 31~ Margarett Sargent

Margarett Williams Sargent (August 31, 1892-1978) was a painter in the Ashcan School; she exhibited as Margarett Sargent and as Margarett W. McKean.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Woman in Striped Chair by Margarett Sargent
1932 / Oil on canvas / 28-3/8″x22-2/8″ / Collisart LLC, NY, NY

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Born August 10~ Susanne Maria von Sandrart

Susanne Maria von Sandrart (August 10, 1658-December 20, 1716) was a German artist and engraver.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Reading Woman and Big Cat, Looking in the Mirror by Susanne Maria von Sandrart
Pen and ink drawing / Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany

Susanne Maria von Sandrart on Google Arts and Culture:

Further reading:
In the shadow of big names: The artist Susanna Maria von Sandrart via Google Translate
Portrait of Susanna Maria von Sandrart via Google Translate

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:

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:

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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