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 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/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/27~

What painter created a series in the late 1940s called Little Images: grid-like structures filled with markings that look like symbols or letters, none larger than three feet?

What celebrated Pop artist gravitated toward what he would characterize as the “dumbest” or “worst” visual item he could find, and then go on to alter or improve it?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/27/october-27/