Born October 19~ Jacqueline Marval

Jacqueline Marval was the pseudonym for Marie Josephine Vallet (October 19, 1866-May 28, 1932), who was a French painter, lithographer and sculptor.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Marval

La belle Gretchen by Jacqueline Marval
ND / Oil on canvas / 24″x19-3/4″ / Private collection

Jacqueline Marval on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/jacqueline-marval/

Further reading:
https://www.jacqueline-marval.com/biography
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/jacqueline-marval/
https://www.museemusings.com/home/jacqueline-marval

Born June 14~ Agnes Tait

Agnes Tait (June 14, 1894-August 23, 1981) was an American painter, pen-and-ink artist, lithographer, book illustrator, and muralist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Tait

above: The Aristocrat by Agnes Tait / 1936 / Lithograph / Image: 13-1/2″x9-15/16″
Various collections, including Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX
below: Felicity by Agnes Tait / 1937 / Lithograph / Image: 13-1/4″x10-9/16″
Various collections, including Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

Agnes Tait on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/agnes-gabrielle-tait/

Further reading:
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/agnes-tait-4732
http://womenoutwest.blogspot.com/2013/08/agnes-gabrielle-tait-model-writer.html
https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/bellevue-hospital-tait-mural-new-york-ny/

Born May 26~ Ruth Armer

Ruth Armer (May 26, 1896-August 29, 1977) was an American abstractionist painter, lithographer, teacher, and art collector from the San Francisco Bay area in California.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Armer

Abstraction #250 by Ruth Armer
c.1950 / Oil on canvas / 24″x20″ / Private collection

Ruth Armer on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ruth-armer/

Further reading:
https://helfenfinearts.com/ruth-armer/
https://calabigallery.com/artists/ruth-armer/
http://womenoutwest.blogspot.com/2014/03/ruth-armer-from-representational-to.html

Born March 12~ Elaine de Kooning

Elaine Marie Catherine de Kooning (March 12, 1918-February 1, 1989) was an Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaine_de_Kooning

Seated Man by Elaine de Kooning
c.1950-1952 / Oil on paper / 36 1/8″x24 1/8″ / The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC

Elaine de Kooning on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/elaine-de-kooning/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/elaine-de-kooning/
https://www.blackmountaincollege.org/elaine-and-willem-de-kooning-the-summer-of-1948/
https://www.danspapers.com/2020/09/artists-residence-history-elaine-de-kooning-house/

Born March 7~ Bernarda Bryson Shahn

Bernarda Bryson Shahn (March 7, 1903-December 13, 2004) was an American painter, lithographer, and writer and illustrator of children’s books.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernarda_Bryson_Shahn

Crash by Bernarda Bryson Shahn
1929 / Lithograph / Image: 10 1/10″x8 1/5″ / National Gallery of Art, DC

Bernarda Bryson Shahn on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/bernarda-bryson-shahn/

Oral history interview with Bernarda Bryson Shahn, 1983:
https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-bernarda-bryson-shahn-11655#transcript

Further reading:
https://archive.org/details/ohioalumnusjune1359ohio/page/12/mode/2up?view=theater
https://www.wescover.com/p/murals-by-bernarda-bryson-shahn-at-bronx-general-post-office-grand-concourse–PrkXxmfBemeM
https://www.ifpda.org/artist/401

October 9, 1936~ Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

Power House Abutments, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam)
by Stanley Huber Wood

1934 / Pencil, watercolor, and ink on paper / 18”x20 1/5” / Created under the Public Works of Art Project
Published as part of “Boulder Dam in Color: A Portfolio of Watercolors” in the May 1934 issue of Fortune magazine

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/9~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/27~

What artist, who rose to fame with illustrations mocking the customs of French society during the Belle Époque, was also a painter, printmaker and draftsman?

What French-born American photographer built 4 customized telephoto lenses and 3 close-up cameras, with which he magnified the beauty and intricacies of the world?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/27/december-27/