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

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

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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:

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

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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.
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Cover for the Sunday Dayton Journal by Nell Brinkley / July 26, 1936

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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:

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

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

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

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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:

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

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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.
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“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

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Born June 29~ Helen Hokinson

Helen Elna Hokinson (June 29, 1893-November 1, 1949) was an American cartoonist and book illustrator best known for her work for The New Yorker.
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