Born October 9~ Victoria Hutson Huntley

Victoria Ebbels Hutson Huntley (October 9, 1900-1971) was a painter, printmaker, muralist, and educator who worked in New York City, Florida, and New Jersey.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Hutson_Huntley

The Flame Bird, Roseate Spoonbill by Victoria Hutson Huntley
1952 / Lithograph on paper / 15-3/4″x11-3/8″ / Private collection

Victoria Hutson Huntley on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/victoria-ebbels-hutson-huntley/

Further reading:
https://kiechelart.com/artist/victoria-ebbels-hutson-huntley/
http://archive.wppl.org/wphistory/VictoriaHutsonHuntley.html
https://artistsofoldflorida.com/artist/victoria-hudson-huntley-orlando-winter-park/

Born September 9~ Aurora Reyes

Aurora Reyes Flores (September 9, 1908-April 26, 1985) was a Mexican painter, writer, and educator considered to be the first female muralist in Mexico.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Reyes_Flores

El Primer Encuentro (The First Meeting) by Aurora Reyes
1978 / Mural in tempera / Casa Municipal, Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico

The Great Women of Muralism in Mexico: https://www.mexicanist.com/l/the-great-women-of-muralism-in-mexico/

Further reading:
https://latinamericanpost.com/22860-aurora-reyes-a-rebel-artist-who-fought-for-equality-in-mexico
https://pioneeringwomen.org/?p=491
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://conchamayordomo.com/2019/08/31/aurora-reyes-flores/&prev=search&pto=aue

Born September 3~ Hildreth Meière

Hildreth Meière (September 3, 1892-May 2, 1961) was one of the most renowned American muralists of the first half of the 20th century.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildreth_Meiere

St. Martin of Tours and a Beggar by Hildreth Meière
c.1940 / Central panel of painted portable triptych / Whereabouts unknown

Hildreth Meière Commissions on IHMA: https://www.hildrethmeiere.org/commissions

Further reading:
https://www.aiawam.com/hildreth-meiere.html
https://www.classicist.org/articles/walls-speak-the-narrative-art-of-hildreth-meiere/
https://www.nbm.org/walls-speak-narrative-art-hildreth-meiere/
Behind paywalls:
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/02/arts/design/hildreth-meiere-the-forgotten-art-deco-artist.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/05/art-decos-nearly-forgotten-quietly-feminist-master/361495/

Born August 28~ Lucile Lloyd

Lucile Lloyd (August 28, 1894-February 25, 1941) was an American muralist, illustrator, and decorative painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucile_Lloyd

Central Figure of Altarpiece by Lucile Lloyd
1934 / Mural / St. Mary of the Angels Church, Los Angeles, CA

Lucile Lloyd on UC Libraries’ Calisphere: https://calisphere.org/collections/27277/?q=&rows=48

Further reading:
http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibits/show/lloyd-exhib-sum/lloyd-lucile
https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/capitol-building-murals-californias-name-sacramento-ca/
https://sanmarinotribune.com/preserving-the-stoneman-mural-one-person-can-make-a-difference/

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 January 6~ Ruth Gikow

Ruth Gikow (January 6, 1915 Ukraine-1982 New York City) was an American visual artist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Gikow

Interior by Ruth Gikow / N.D. / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Ruth Gikow on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ruth-gikow/

Further reading:
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/ruth-gikow
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/gikow-ruth
https://www.nytimes.com/1982/04/03/obituaries/ruth-gikow-artist-67-dies-caught-the-moods-of-people.html

National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 22

Portrait of Yaya by James “Yaya” Hough

2015 / Acrylic on parachute cloth / 60″x35 1/2″x6″ / Collection Russell Craig

[There are three embedded links above]

November 21, 2019: James ‘Yaya’ Hough Named Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Artist-in-Residence
https://medium.com/philadelphia-justice/james-yaya-hough-named-philadelphia-dao-artist-in-residence-3da490b7ae21

June 25~ Pride Month

Paul Cadmus and Jared French and Margaret Hoening
(PaJaMa)

There are six links below

Margaret Hoening was a painter and an etcher [who studied] at the Art Students League. There, she met the artist couple Paul Cadmus and Jared French. In 1937, she married French, fifteen years her junior, who had spent the previous decade with Cadmus. The trio formed a tight bond, with Cadmus and French continuing their relationship. Together, the three formed PaJaMa (a mashup of their first names, Paul, Jared, and Margaret).
~https://d6jcg90g7mpvu.cloudfront.net/s3fs-public/margarethoeningfrench.pdf

Self Portrait by Margaret Hoening French
ND / Pencil on Paper / Private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circus Performers and Animals by Margaret Hoening French
ND / Gouache on board / Private collection