Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 24

Canario by Rina Lazo

1988 / Oil on linen / 15 3/4”x11 7/8” / Private collection

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See also: March 24~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

December 2, 1954~ U.S Senate votes to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy

The Red Scare and McCarthyism (detail) designed by Judith F. Baca
with Matt Weurker, Jan Cook, and additional SPARC design team members

1974-1984 / Painted mural by Judith F. Baca working with the Social and Public Art Resource Center
13 1/2’ x 2,754’ / Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural, Tujunga Flood Control Channel, CA

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Previous December 2 posts:

December 2~ Animals in Art

JF Auburtin: Born December 2, 1866

Maria Callas: Born December 2, 1923

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/2~

November 11, 1918~ Germany signs Armistice with the Allies, ending WWI

The Armistice by Eugene Savage

1926 / Watercolor on Artist’s Paper / 29”x52” / Preparatory Work for Elks National Memorial Mural, Chicago, IL

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Previous November 11 posts:

November 11~ Artists at their Easels

Marie Anna Zacharias~ born November 11, 1828

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/11~

October 15, 1939~ Dedication of NY Municipal Airport (later LaGuardia Airport)

Flight (detail), a mural by James Brooks

1939-1942; sealed and painted over 1952; uncovered and restored late 1970s; rededicated September 18, 1980
Painting on curved canvas panels / 12’x237’ / Marine Air Terminal, Terminal A, LaGuardia Airport

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Previous October 15 posts:

Autumn~ October 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/15~

July 16, 1956~ Last show under a “Big Top” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey Circus

Top of the Tent by Esther Bruton

1930 / Drypoint / 8”x6” / Various, including National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Previous July 16 posts:

Summer~ July 16

“Redes” released on July 16, 1936 (Mexico City)

Charles Sheeler: Born July 16, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/16~

July 9, 1887~ Mexican painter Saturnino Herrán is born

Young Woman with Pumpkin by Saturnino Herrán

1917 / Colored pencils on paper / 22 2/5”x15 1/3”
Andrés Blaisten Collection, University Cultural Center Tlatelolco, Mexico

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Saturnino Herran on artnet.com~ http://www.artnet.com/artists/saturnino-herran/

Previous July 9 posts:

Summer~ July 9

David Hockney: Born July 9, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/9~

June 19, 1866~ First documented celebration of Juneteenth

Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

Commissioned for the Texas Centennial Exposition’s Hall of Negro Life,
which was officially dedicated on June 19, 1936, in honor of Juneteenth

1936 / Oil On Canvas / 60”x60” / de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Previous June 19 posts:

Pride Month~ June 19

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~

May 13, 1373~ Julian of Norwich healed of illness after a series of visions

Title page for Revelations of Divine Love from a design by Phoebe Anna Traquair

Julian of Norwich wrote the earliest surviving book in the English language attributed to a woman.
Never beatified, Julian is honored on the unofficial feast day of May 13.

March 1907, London, Methuen and Company / First published July 1901
Written by Julian of Norwich (1342-sometime after 1416),
edited by Grace Harriet Warrack (1855-1932) / Digital edition: archive.org

Previous May 13 post:
Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/13~

May 6, 1935~ FDR establishes the Works Progress Administration

Noah’s Ark Mural by Helen Forbes and Dorothy Puccinelli

1938 / Egg Tempera / 1,200’ expanse / San Francisco Zoo Mother’s Building

Works Progress Administration (WPA) (1935)~
The Mothers Building Improvement Project News~

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 6

Nora Clench~ May 6, 1867-May 17, 1938

Rudolph Valentino: Born May 6, 1895

Kentucky Derby: May 6, 2017

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/6~