June 28~ Pride Month

George Tooker and William R. Christopher

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William Rodolphus Christopher was an American artist and civil rights activist known for his abstract imagery and collage. His longtime partner was the artist George Tooker; the pair lived in New York City until 1960, when they moved to Hartland, Vermont; the couple spent winters in Spain, where Christopher died in December 1973.
~Wikipedia

Self-Portait by George Tooker
1969 / Egg Tempera on gesso panel / National Academy of Design, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assemblage Collage Painting/Sculpture with Pennies and Scrap Civil Rights Artist by William R. Christopher
1960-1969 / Mixed Media / Private collection

June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 12~ Pride Month

Adèle Goodman Clark and Nora Houston

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Clark and Houston stayed close partners throughout their lives, working together and sharing a home until Houston’s death in 1942. In addition to acting as the driving forces behind Richmond’s burgeoning art scene, they were also involved in the women’s suffrage movement at the federal and local levels. ~The Johnson Collection

Cherry Tree by Adèle Clark
1930s / Oil on board / Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside a Restaurant by Nora Houston
ND / Oil on canvas / The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC

June 11~ Pride Month

Charles Demuth and Robert E. Locher

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From 1909 onwards, Demuth maintained a romantic relationship with Robert Evans Locher, an Art Deco interior decorator and stage designer [and illustrator, educator, and industrial designer]… ~Wikipedia

…a third theme of Demuth’s work was homosexuality…When Demuth died, he left his Lancaster partner Robert Locher his watercolors and works on homosexual themes. ~https://explorepahistory.com/

End of the Parade, Coatesville, Pa. by Charles Demuth
1920 / Tempera and pencil on board / Collection of Deborah and Ed Shein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration for Vogue magazine by Robert Evans Locher
ND / Ink and watercolor / The RISD Museum, Providence, RI