Born October 9~ Victoria Hutson Huntley

Victoria Ebbels Hutson Huntley (October 9, 1900-1971) was a painter, printmaker, muralist, and educator who worked in New York City, Florida, and New Jersey.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Hutson_Huntley

The Flame Bird, Roseate Spoonbill by Victoria Hutson Huntley
1952 / Lithograph on paper / 15-3/4″x11-3/8″ / Private collection

Victoria Hutson Huntley on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/victoria-ebbels-hutson-huntley/

Further reading:
https://kiechelart.com/artist/victoria-ebbels-hutson-huntley/
http://archive.wppl.org/wphistory/VictoriaHutsonHuntley.html
https://artistsofoldflorida.com/artist/victoria-hudson-huntley-orlando-winter-park/

Born October 5~ Janet de Coux

Janet de Coux (October 5, 1904-2000) was an American sculptor, medalist, and educator. She is best remembered for her ecclesiastical reliefs and statues.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_de_Coux

William Penn by Janet de Coux
1964 / Bronze / 18′ including base / The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Janet de Coux in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art: https://s.si.edu/3Agwawr

Short film: Janet deCoux and Eliza Miller in their studio~
https://dissolve.com/video/1950s-Artists-Janet-deCoux-Eliza-Miller-live-practice-royalty-free-stock-video-footage/001-D34-71-923

Further reading:
https://medallicartcollector.com/janet-de-coux_biography.html
http://www.verostkocenter.org/st-benedict-with-a-raven.html
https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/janet-decoux-papers-5973/biographical-note

Born September 22~ Alma Thomas

Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891-February 24, 1978) was an African-American artist and educator who is best known for her colorful, abstract compositions.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Thomas

Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers by Alma Thomas
1968 / Acrylic on canvas / 57-7/8″x50″ / The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Alma Thomas on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alma-woodsey-thomas/

Further reading:
https://www.moma.org/artists/47098
https://www.artnews.com/feature/alma-thomas-who-is-she-why-is-she-important-1234599867/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/alma-thomas-retrospective-1973476

“Alma W. Thomas:: Everything Is Beautiful” exhibition: https://chrysler.org/exhibition/alma-thomas/

Born September 17~ Mavis Pusey

Mavis Iona Pusey (September 17, 1928-April 20, 2019) was a Jamaican-born American abstract printmaker, painter, and educator known for her hard-edge, nonrepresentational images.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Pusey

Impact on Vibration by Mavis Pusey
1968 / Screenprint on paper / 33″x22-1/2″ / Petrucci Family Foundation, Asbury, NJ

Mavis Pusey on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mavis-pusey/

Further reading:
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/1923/Pusey/Mavis
https://www.studiomuseum.org/article/remembering-mavis-pusey
https://westharlem.art/2020/12/30/mavis-iona-pusey/

Born September 10~ Katherine S. Dreier

Katherine Sophie Dreier (September 10, 1877-March 29, 1952) was an American artist, lecturer, patron of the arts, and social reformer. Dreier was also an active suffragette.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Sophie_Dreier

Self-Portrait by Katherine S. Dreier
1911 / Oil on canvas / 20-1/16″x16″ / Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Katherine S. Dreier Papers / Société Anonyme Archive:
https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/katherine-s-dreier-papers-societe-anonyme-archive

Further reading:
https://www.guggenheim.org/history/katherine-s-dreier
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/katherine-dreier/
https://www.gazette-drouot.com/en/article/the-spirit-of-modern-art%253A-the-societe-anonyme-collection/22673

Born September 9~ Aurora Reyes

Aurora Reyes Flores (September 9, 1908-April 26, 1985) was a Mexican painter, writer, and educator considered to be the first female muralist in Mexico.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Reyes_Flores

El Primer Encuentro (The First Meeting) by Aurora Reyes
1978 / Mural in tempera / Casa Municipal, Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico

The Great Women of Muralism in Mexico: https://www.mexicanist.com/l/the-great-women-of-muralism-in-mexico/

Further reading:
https://latinamericanpost.com/22860-aurora-reyes-a-rebel-artist-who-fought-for-equality-in-mexico
https://pioneeringwomen.org/?p=491
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://conchamayordomo.com/2019/08/31/aurora-reyes-flores/&prev=search&pto=aue

Born August 27~ Wilhelmina Godfrey

Wilhelmina McAlpin Godfrey (August 27, 1914-May 13, 1994) was an American painter, printmaker, textile artist, educator, and community activist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmina_McAlpin_Godfrey

Composition I by Wilhelmina Godfrey
1968 / Oil on canvas / 61″x29″ / Private collection

Wilhelmina Godfrey on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/artist/wilhelmina-mcalpin-godfrey

Further reading:
https://www.uncrownedcommunitybuilders.com/person/wilhelmina
https://www.meibohmfinearts.com/artists/details/2858
https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/general/blog/article:02-24-2020-12-00am-wilhelmina-godfrey-artist-educator-innovator-and-community-builder/

Born August 15~ Alice Taylor Gafford

Alice Taylor Gafford (August 15, 1886-October 27, 1981) was an American artist and educator. Gafford was a nurse for 25 years before studying at Otis and beginning her career in art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Taylor_Gafford

Tea Party by Alice Taylor Gafford
1967 / Oil painting / Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Alice Taylor Gafford on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alice-taylor-gafford/

Further reading:
https://www.holmesartgallery.com/alicetaylorgafford
https://aaregistry.org/story/one-of-l-a-s-finest-alice-t-gafford/
https://www.digmaglb.com/blog/category/decade-by-decade-women-artists-of-california

Born July 31~ Dindga McCannon

Dindga McCannon (born July 31, 1947) is an African-American fiber artist, muralist, costume designer, teacher, author, printmaker, and illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dindga_McCannon

Mary Lou Williams-Jazz Pianist by Dindga McCannon
2017 / Machine embroidery, appliqué, fabrics, vintage trim, plastic beads, sequins / 44″x31″ / Private collection

Dindga McCannon on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dindga-mccannon/

Further reading:
http://www.shadesofnoir.org.uk/creatives/portfolio/dindga-mccannon/
https://bombmagazine.org/articles/dindga-mccannon-by-philip-glahn/
https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/mccannon-or-table-their-own/4747

Born July 25~ Eleanore Mikus

Eleanore Mikus (July 25, 1927-September 6, 2017) was an American painter, printmaker, and educator whose work had a strong emphasis on material and experimentation.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanore_Mikus

Untitled by Eleanore Mikus
1967 / Rose cloth and rubber bands on board / 8-1/4″x6-1/4″ / Private collection

Eleanore Mikus on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eleanore-mikus/

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/356145/perhaps-eleanore-mikus-will-not-be-under-recognized-anymore/
https://www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/meditations-eleanore-mikus-tamarind
https://blantonmuseum.org/2017/09/a-life-in-tablets-eleanore-mikus/