Born October 21~ Brigitte Coudrain

Brigitte Coudrain (born October 21, 1934) is a French engraver, painter, and illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigitte_Coudrain

New York City by Brigitte Coudrain
1967 / Color lithograph / 21″x18″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Brigitte Coudrain on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/brigitte-coudrain/

Further reading:
https://www.mchampetier.com/Brigitte-Coudrain-2154-en-others.html
http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/coudrain_brigitte_troissoucis.htm
https://artisticafineart.com/blogs/artist-biography/tagged/brigitte-coudrain

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 8~ Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930) is an American painter, author, illustrator, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist, best known for her narrative quilts.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_Ringgold

Sonny’s Bridge by Faith Ringgold
1986 / Acrylic on cotton canvas / 84-1/2″x60″ / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Faith Ringgold on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/faith-ringgold/

Further reading:
https://www.faithringgold.com/
https://www.thecollector.com/faith-ringgold-makes-it-possible/
https://www.wmagazine.com/culture/faith-ringgold-art-studio-glenstone

Books by Faith Ringgold: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/authorpage/faith-ringgold.html

Born September 28~ Warja Lavater

Warja Honegger-Lavater (September 28, 1913-May 3, 2007) was a Swiss artist and illustrator best known for utilizing pictograms as graphic representations of language in her later work.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warja_Lavater

Homo sapiens? (Folded Story, no.13) by Warja Lavater
1965 / Lithographs on cream wove paper / 6-7/16″x3-5/8″x7/16″ / Toledo Museum of Art, OH

Warja Lavater’s “Twenty-three hundred years of medical costume”: https://bit.ly/2Y9fWrI

Further reading:
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/4455/Honegger-Lavater/Warja
http://dallaslibrary2.org/blogs/bookedSolid/2020/02/warja-lavater-writing-pictures-and-drawing-books/
https://exhibits.library.illinois.edu/s/rbml/page/little-red-riding-hood

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 26~ Mary Shepard Greene

Mary Shepard Greene Blumenschein (September 26, 1869-May 24, 1958) was an American painter, illustrator, and jewelry designer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shepard_Greene

“Dorothy Speaks in Meeting” / Illustration by Mary Shepard Greene
1915 / Story by Maravene Thompson in The American Magazine, February issue

Mary Shepard Greene on Tumbler: https://maryblumenschein.tumblr.com/

Further reading:
https://brooklynmuseum.tumblr.com/post/165364159321/pictured-above-is-mary-shepard-greene
https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/women-fight-for-the-vote/about-this-exhibition/new-tactics-for-a-new-generation-1890-1915/marketing-of-the-movement/harnessing-the-visual-power-of-postcards-and-greeting-cards/
https://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NM-01-055-0182

Born September 24~ Margaret Neilson Armstrong

Margaret Neilson Armstrong (September 24, 1867-July 18, 1944) was a designer of cloth bookbindings who produced over 250 cover designs. She was also an accomplished botanist, editor, and author.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Neilson_Armstrong

Margaret Armstrong’s cover design and lettering for Twenty Centuries of Paris
Written by Mabell S.C. Smith / Published 1913 / Image from Women of Graphic Design

Margaret Neilson Armstrong covers and illustrations on The Met website: https://bit.ly/3kBYK6G

Further reading:
https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/exhibits/margaretarmstrong/
https://rarebookschool.org/2005/exhibitions/armstrong.shtml
https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/3351

Born September 19~ Ethel Mars

Ethel Mars (September 19, 1876-March 23, 1959) was an American woodblock print artist and children’s book illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Mars_(artist)

Untitled (Woman at Shop Window) by Ethel Mars
c.1905 / Color woodblock print / 7-7/8″x6-1/8″ / Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Ethel Mars on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ethel-mars/

Further reading:
http://tworedroses.com/newsletters/newsletter09012018.html
https://www.juliehellergallery.com/ethel-mars
http://jcsm.auburn.edu/art-is-pride-a-look-at-the-lives-of-maud-hunt-squire-and-ethel-mars/

Born September 11~ Eileen Mayo

Dame Eileen Rosemary Mayo DBE (September 11, 1906-January 4, 1994) was an English-born artist and designer who worked in England, Australia, and New Zealand in almost every available medium.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Mayo

The Toilet by Eileen Mayo
1942 / Woodcut / 3 3/4″x3″ / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Eileen Mayo on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eileen-rosemary-mayo/

More links:
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dame-eileen-mayo-18996
https://www.thegreatcat.org/the-cat-in-art-and-photos-2/cats-in-art-20th-century/eileen-rosemary-mayo-1906-1994-english-new-zealander/
https://searchthecollection.nga.gov.au/artist?irn=14861