Born December 27~ Ingri d’Aulaire

Ingri d’Aulaire (December 27, 1904-October 24, 1980) was a children’s book writer and illustrator, who worked in collaboration with her husband and fellow artist, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingri_and_Edgar_Parin_d%27Aulaire

Illustration from The Conquest of the Atlantic by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
1933 / Lithograph / 55 pp, 12″x10″ / Viking Press, New York
https://archive.org/details/conquestofatlant00daul/mode/2up

Ingri d’Aulaire on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13561098.Ingri_d_Aulaire

Further reading:
https://www.nyrb.com/collections/ingri-and-edgar-parin-daulaire
https://www.nocloo.com/ingri-edgar-parin-aulaire-biography/
https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Edgar-Parin-dAulaire-and-Ingri-dAulaire/316738
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-daulaires-book-of-greek-myths-is-famous-but-what-about-their-forgotten-american-stories

Born December 22~ Aya Takano

Aya Takano (born December 22, 1976) is a Japanese painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer, and manga artist. She is a member of the Japanese Superflat movement.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Takano

Rising, Floating Energy and Flowers by Aya Takano
2013 / Oil on canvas / 35-3/4″x23-7/8″ / Private collection

Aya Takano on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/aya-takano/

Further reading:
https://ocula.com/artists/aya-takano/
https://www.cobosocial.com/dossiers/aya-takano-on-manifesting-a-utopia-in-the-imaginary-world-of-art/
https://pen-online.com/arts/aya-takanos-illustrations-depict-a-utopian-adolescence/

Born December 9~ Margaret Brundage

Margaret Brundage (December 9, 1900-April 9, 1976) was an American illustrator and painter, remembered chiefly for having illustrated the pulp magazine Weird Tales.
Biography on Society of Illustrators site: https://societyillustrators.org/award-winners/margaret-brundage/

Cover of Weird Tales by Margaret Brundage
May 1934 / Ink on paper / Illustration size 10″x7″ / Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Margaret Brundage on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/margaret-brundage/

Further reading:
https://www.korshakcollection.com/margaret-brundage
https://awomantoknow.substack.com/p/a-woman-to-know-margaret-brundage
https://chicagology.com/chicagoartists/brundage/

Born November 27~ Katherine Milhous

Katherine Milhous (November 27, 1894-December 5, 1977) was an American artist, illustrator, and writer. In 1951, her book The Egg Tree (1950) won the Caldecott Medal.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Milhous

Pennsylvania Costumes and Handicrafts, the Pennsylvania Germans by Katherine Milhous
c.1936-1941 / Lithographic poster promoting Lancaster County / Library of Congress, DC

Katherine Milhous on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/katherine-milhous/

Further reading:
https://pabook.libraries.psu.edu/literary-cultural-heritage-map-pa/bios/Milhous__Katherine
http://www.postersforthepeople.com/field-update–blog/celebrating-katherine-milhous
https://blogs.brown.edu/libnews/womens-history-month/

Born November 19~ Lili Réthi

Lili Réthi (November 19, 1894-1969) was an Austrian-born American artist and illustrator. Her best-known work is probably her documentation of the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_R%C3%A9thi

Construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge by Lili Réthi
1964 / Etching on paper, edition of 250 / Image: 12-1/2”x9″ / Private collection

Lili Réthi on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lili-rethi/

Further reading:
https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/people/420557023/bio
https://www.mta.info/news/2013/10/09/artist-and-bridge
http://www.meltonpriorinstitut.org/pages/textarchive.php5?view=text&ID=76&language=English#

“A Little Spinster Deftly Tucks Great Bridge Into Sketchbook”:
https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/05/archives/a-little-spinster-deftly-tucks-great-bridge-into-sketchbook.html

Born November 9~ Mary Hallock Foote

Mary Hallock Foote (November 9, 1847-June 25, 1938) was an American author and illustrator best known for her stories and novels portraying life in mining communities of the old American West.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Hallock_Foote

Cinching Up by Mary Hallock Foote
1889 / Wood engraving / Image 6-7/8″x4-15/16″ / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NY

Mary Hallock Foote on Old Book Illustrations: https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/artists/hallock-foote-mary/

Further reading:
https://thenorthstarhouse.org/mhf-artwork/
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/mary-hallock-foote
https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2017/11/09/milton-born-mary-hallock-foote-captured-life-in-the-wild-west-on-paper/

Born on October 18~ Fanny Y. Cory

Fanny Young Cory (October 18, 1877-July 28, 1972) was an illustrator for magazines and books, a watercolorist, and one of America’s first female syndicated cartoonists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Cory

Illustration for The Fanny Cory Mother Goose by Fanny Y. Cory
1913 / 11″x9″, 73 pages / Bobs-Merrill Company Publishers, NY

Fanny Y. Cory on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fanny-y-cory/

Further reading:
https://fycory.com/
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/13/fanny-young-cory
http://montanawomenshistory.org/drawing-on-motherhood-the-cartoons-and-illustrations-of-fanny-cory-cooney/
https://library.osu.edu/site/cartoons/2019/01/10/student-post-the-life-of-cartoonist-and-illustrator-fanny-y-cory/

Born October 14~ Grace Drayton

Grace Drayton (October 14, 1878-January 31, 1936) was an illustrator, the creator of the Campbell Soup Kids, and one of the first and most successful female cartoonists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Drayton

Campbell’s Soup Recipe Book Cover by Grace Drayton
1916 / J. Campbell Co., Camden, N.J. / 6″x7-1/2″ / Hathi Trust Digital Library

Grace Drayton on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/grace-drayton/

Further reading:
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/drayton_g.htm
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/13/grace-gebbie-drayton-wiederseim
https://comicskingdom.com/trending/blog/2014/03/13/ask-the-archivist-grace-g-drayton
Grace Drayton Paper Dolls: https://youtu.be/psppEitzJ3M