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

 

Born October 2~ Ramona Fradon

Ramona Fradon (born October 2, 1926) is an American comics artist known for her work on Aquaman and Brenda Starr and for co-creating the superhero Metamorpho.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramona_Fradon

Wonder Woman pin-up page by Ramona Fradon
2020 / Wonder Woman #750 Anniversary Celebration Issue / Book 6-5/8″x10-13/16″ / DC Comics

Ramona Fradon on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ramona-fradon/

Further reading:
https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fradon_ramona.htm
http://www.sequentialtart.com/archive/may00/fradon.shtml
https://neotextcorp.com/culture/the-elemental-woman-a-tribute-to-ramona-fradon/

Born September 27~ Mary Grierson

Mary Anderson Grierson (September 27, 1912-January 30, 2012) was a Welsh-born Scottish illustrator and longtime staff artist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Grierson

Epigeneium Coelogyne by Mary Grierson
ND / Watercolor on paper / 15-3/4″x11-2/5″ / Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, London, UK

Mary Grierson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mary-grierson/

Further reading:
https://www.huntbotanical.org/exhibitions/show.php?85
https://suffolkartists.co.uk/index.cgi?choice=painter&pid=4222
https://www.botanicalartandartists.com/about-mary-grierson.html

Born September 5~ Nell Brinkley

Nell Brinkley (September 5, 1886-October 21, 1944) was an American illustrator, comic artist, and creator of the immensely popular character the Brinkley Girl.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nell_Brinkley

Cover for the Sunday Dayton Journal by Nell Brinkley / July 26, 1936
FROM https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/13/nell-brinkley

Nell Brinkley on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/nell-brinkley/

Further reading:
https://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/nellbrinkley/index.php
http://www.edwardianpromenade.com/women/fascinating-women-nell-brinkley/
https://womeninillustration.tumblr.com/post/128707577398/nell-brinkley

Born September 1~ Elizabeth Shippen Green

Elizabeth Shippen Green (September 1, 1871-May 29, 1954) was an American illustrator. She studied with Howard Pyle at Drexel where she met Violet Oakley and Jessie Willcox Smith; Pyle nicknamed them The Red Rose Girls.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Shippen_Green

The Library by Elizabeth Shippen Green
1905 / Watercolor, oil, and charcoal on illustration board / 27-3/8″x16-3/8″ / Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Elizabeth Shippen Green on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/elizabeth-shippen-green/

Further reading:
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/elizabeth-shippen-green
https://americanillustration.org/project/elizabeth-shippen-green/
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/13/elizabeth-shippen-green

Born August 6~ Barbara Cooney

Barbara Cooney (August 6, 1917-March 10, 2000) was an American illustrator for more than 100 books, many of which she also wrote. She was a two-time Caldecott Medal winner.
Biography on Boston Athenæum:
https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/library/book-recommendations/athenaeum-authors/barbara-cooney

Newsboys’ Thanksgiving Dinner for Eleanor by Barbara Cooney
1996 / Acrylic on silk / Children’s biography of Eleanor Roosevelt / Viking Press

Children’s Books Written or Illustrated by Barbara Cooney:
http://home.metrocast.net/~tortak/illustrators/Cooney1.html

Further reading:
https://www.hbook.com/?detailStory=barbara-cooney
https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/caldecott-winning-illustrators-series-barbara-cooney
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/12/childrens-books-for-uncertain-times/544104/

Born July 19~ Marcel Moore

Marcel Moore (July 19, 1892-February 19, 1972) was a French illustrator, collage artist, and designer. She is best known for her collaborative writing and photography with her partner Claude Cahun.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Moore

Judith by Marcel Moore
1926 / Illustration for Claude Cahun’s Héroïnes series of monologues / Jersey Heritage Trust

Marcel Moore on SFMOMA: https://www.sfmoma.org/artist/Marcel_Moore/

Further reading:
https://queerculturalcenter.org/claude-cahun/
http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biom5/moore03.html
https://lithub.com/how-a-queer-couple-masterminded-a-nazi-resistance-campaign/

Born July 2~ Fumiko Hori

Fumiko Hori (July 2, 1918-February 5, 2019) was a Japanese artist best known for her paintings in the modern Japanese style of Nihonga.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumiko_Hori

Bippu to Chocho [Bip and the Butterfly] illustrated by Fumiko Hori
1956 / Written by Jun’ichi Yoda/ Published by Fukuinkan Shoten

Fumiko Hori on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fumiko-hori/

Further reading:
https://artscape.jp/artscape/eng/ht/1803.html
https://www.japanese-painting.com/artist/fumiko_hori/
https://jptca.org/en/publicart500/#visualStage
http://theartroomplant.blogspot.com/2017/01/fumiko-hori-i.html

Born July 1~ Alice Barber Stephens

Alice Barber Stephens (July 1, 1858-July 13, 1932) was an American painter and engraver, best remembered for her illustrations.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Barber_Stephens

“Selma threw herself at full length on the ground” by Alice Barber Stephens
1895 / Watercolor and gouache / Sheet size: 21-1/2″x14-3/5″
Illustration for story “Three Chapters” by Gertrude Blake Stanton / The Cosmopolitan magazine / April 1895

Alice Barber Stephens on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alice-barber-stephens/

Further reading:
https://emuseum.delart.org/people/1319/alice-barber-stephens
http://collections.brandywine.org/objects/5261/the-woman-in-business
https://arttimesjournal.com/art/Art_Essays/winter_14_rena_robey/alice_barber_stephens.html