Born October 10~ Yuki Katsura

Yuki Katsura (October 10, 1913-February 5, 1991) was a Japanese artist whose career spanned six decades, from the prewar to the postwar eras, and included a wide range of genres and materials.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Katsura

Charm by Yuki Katsura
1963 / Oil on canvas / 76-2/5″x51-2/5″ / Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

Yuki Katsura on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/yuki-katsura/

Further reading:
https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/exhibitions/143/
https://asia.nikkei.com/NAR/Articles/The-intriguing-sum-of-a-Japanese-painter-s-abstract-parts2
https://www.takaishiigallery.com/en/archives/24451/

Born October 4~ Otti Berger

Otti Berger (October 4, 1898 – 1944/45) was a textile artist and weaver who was a student and later teacher at the Bauhaus. Otti Berger was murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otti_Berger

Fabric Sample Book by Otti Berger
Mid 1930s / Cotton / 3-3/4″x9-1/2″ / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Otti Berger on Art Institute of Chicago site: https://www.artic.edu/artists/30567/otti-berger

Further reading:
https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/stories/explore-the-collection/otti-berger-og-norden-eng/
https://www.bauhauskooperation.com/knowledge/the-bauhaus/people/masters-and-teachers/otti-berger/
https://publicdelivery.org/otti-berger/

Born July 5~ Virginia R. Harris

Virginia R. Harris (born July 5, 1937) is a quilt maker and master fabric artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, and many private collections.
No biography available

Seeing Red by Virginia R. Harris
2000 / Fabrics: silk; cotton; other / 54″ x 40″ / Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

World Quilts: The American Story~ https://worldquilts.quiltstudy.org/americanstory/engagement/politics

More links:
https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/candy-box-71469
https://youtu.be/-s9msbBkEJU
https://youtu.be/QbWimgNIzr0

Born February 5~ Lucinda Toomer

Lucinda Toomer (February 5, 1888-September 1, 1983) was an American artist who worked in the African-American tradition of quiltmaking.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucinda_Toomer

Le Moyne Star Variation Quilt by Lucinda Toomer
1981 / Cotton and synthetics / 71 1/4 × 62″ / American Folk Art Museum, NYC

Further reading:
http://east2.amz.digiscribecloud.com/artists/330
https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/lucinda-toomer
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183827259/lucinda-toomer

October 11, 1987~ AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed for the first time in DC

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall,
photographed by Mark Thiessen in 1996

Fabric, decorative objects, and personal belongings / Panels measuring 3′ by 6′ assembled into larger
12′ by 12′ blocks / In November 2019, the National AIDS Memorial became the permanent caretaker and steward of the Quilt

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Previous October 11 posts:

Autumn~ October 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/11~

The September 11 Quilt Project

We Watched  by Robin Schwalb

72”x36” / Cotton fabrics, stenciled, photo silk-screened. Hand and machine pieced, hand appliquéd, hand quilted
National September 11 Memorial Museum, NYC

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East Village resident Drunell Levinson…announced the September 11 Quilts Memorial project on a website she created especially for that purpose. Calling on volunteers to submit 3’x 6’ or 3’x 3’ quilt panels, she left the choice of materials and the interpretation to the individual artists…By September 10, 2002, the project consisted of 94 unique quilts accompanied by artists’ statements, photographs, memorabilia, emails, and a dedicated website. ~https://www.911memorial.org/tribute/the-september-11-quilt-project

Photographs are from “September 11 Quilts”
See more at https://www.september11quilts.org/index.html

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Previous September 11 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 11

“Capturing a City’s Emotion in the Days After 9/11”

September 11: 9/11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/11~

December 17~ Animals in Art

Leopard Caryatid Stool / Bamileke people, Bandjoun kingdom, Cameroon

Possibly 19th century / Wood, cotton, fabric, and glass beads /
20 1/16”x14 15/16”x16 15/16” / Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
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Basset Standing with Head Turned to the Right  by  Antoine-Louis Barye

c.1841 / Bronze with dark brown over warm red-brown patina / 6 1/4”x12 1/4”x4 1/4” /
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD