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 August 24~ Antoinette Bouzonnet-Stella

Antoinette Bouzonnet-Stella (August 24, 1641-1676) was a French engraver. She and her siblings moved in with their uncle, painter Jacques Stella. The family frequently collaborated in painting, engraving, and publishing prints.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Romulus and Remus Found by Shepherds by Antoinette Bouzonnet-Stella, after Antoine Bouzonnet-Stella
1676 / Etching / 14-3/4″x19″ / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Antoinette Bouzonnet-Stella on Artnet:

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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 April 3~ Zella de Milhau

Zella de Milhau (1870–1954) was an American printmaker, illustrator, ambulance driver, community organizer, and motorcycle policewoman. She studied at the Art Students League of New York and at William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Summer School of Art in Southampton, NY.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Boats Along Shore by Zella De Milhau
N.D. / Etching / Image: 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ / Private collection

Zella de Milhau on

Further reading:

Shinnecock Summer School of Art: The Art Village:

Classical Music Month~ September 15

Goyescas, Op. 11: V. Love and Death – ballade by Enrique Granados

“The title comes from Goya’s Caprichos, and according to Granados: ‘All of the themes of Goyescas are united in El amor y la muerte… intense pain, nostalgic love and the final tragedy – death. The middle section is based on the themes of Quejas o la maja y el ruiseñor and Los requiebros, converting the drama into sweet gentle sorrow…the final chords represent the renunciation of happiness.’”

El amor y la muerte (Love and death) by Francisco Goya
From the series Los Caprichos

1797-1798 / Etching, aquatint, and burin / Plate: Plate: 8 9/16″x5 7/8″ / Various collections

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December 1, 1840~ French Impressionist artist Marie Bracquemond is born

Young Woman in Front of her Easel by Marie Bracquemond

Before 1916 / Etching / 18”x13 2/5” / Petit Palais, Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris

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Previous December 1 posts:

December 1~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/1~

August 16, 1916~ Migratory Bird Convention (Treaty) signed

Great Blue Heron by Robert Havell, Jr. after John James Audubon

The Birds of America: From Original Drawings by John James Audubon
“Drawn from nature by J. J. Audubon F.R.S. F.L.S.” “Engraved, printed & coloured by R. Havell, 1834”

1834 / Hand-colored engraving and aquatint on paper / 39 3/4”x26 15/16” / Various collections

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The Migratory Bird Treaty~

Previous August 16 posts:

Self Portraits~August 16

Babe Ruth, February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/16~

July 21, 1969~ Apollo 11 Lunar Module takes off from the moon

Boy and Moon  by  Edward Hopper

1906–07 / Pen, brush + ink, and transparent + opaque watercolor on paper
Image: 16”x13” / Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY

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Previous July 21 posts:

Summer~ July 21

Isaac Stern: Born July 21, 1920

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/21~