Born September 22~ Alma Thomas

Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891-February 24, 1978) was an African-American artist and educator who is best known for her colorful, abstract compositions.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alma_Thomas

Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers by Alma Thomas
1968 / Acrylic on canvas / 57-7/8″x50″ / The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Alma Thomas on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alma-woodsey-thomas/

Further reading:
https://www.moma.org/artists/47098
https://www.artnews.com/feature/alma-thomas-who-is-she-why-is-she-important-1234599867/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/alma-thomas-retrospective-1973476

“Alma W. Thomas:: Everything Is Beautiful” exhibition: https://chrysler.org/exhibition/alma-thomas/

Born September 21~ Susan Macdowell Eakins

Susan Hannah Macdowell Eakins (September 21, 1851-December 27, 1938) was an American painter and photographer. Susan married Thomas Eakins in 1884; she continued to paint but devoted much of her time to facilitating his career.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Macdowell_Eakins

Portrait of Thomas Eakins by Susan Macdowell Eakins
c.1920-1925 / Oil on canvas / 50″x40″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Susan Macdowell Eakins on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/susan-hannah-macdowell-eakins/

Further reading:
http://collection.terraamericanart.org/view/people/asitem/items$0040null:435/0
https://collections.dma.org/artwork/4174628
https://www.spellmangallery.com/artists/susan-macdowell-eakins

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 17~ Mavis Pusey

Mavis Iona Pusey (September 17, 1928-April 20, 2019) was a Jamaican-born American abstract printmaker, painter, and educator known for her hard-edge, nonrepresentational images.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Pusey

Impact on Vibration by Mavis Pusey
1968 / Screenprint on paper / 33″x22-1/2″ / Petrucci Family Foundation, Asbury, NJ

Mavis Pusey on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mavis-pusey/

Further reading:
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/1923/Pusey/Mavis
https://www.studiomuseum.org/article/remembering-mavis-pusey
https://westharlem.art/2020/12/30/mavis-iona-pusey/

Born September 16~ Cordelia Urueta

Cordelia Urueta Sierra (September 16, 1908-November 3, 1995) was a Mexican artist best known for her use of color and abstraction while still retaining frequent reference to the human form.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordelia_Urueta

La Voz (The Voice) by Cordelia Urueta
1958 / Oil on canvas / 59″x43-3/4″ / Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX

Cordelia Urueta on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/cordelia-urueta/

Further reading:
https://bit.ly/3AifXYd
http://modulaciones.coppelcollection.com/en/urueta-untitled-1/
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://stories.mosi.com.mx/cordelia-urueta/&prev=search&pto=aue

Born September 15~ Margery Ryerson

Margery Austen Ryerson (September 15, 1886-1936) was an American artist, painter, etcher, lithographer, and watercolorist. Ryerson was also involved in the creation of two well known art instruction books.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margery_Ryerson

Big Sister by Margery Ryerson
ND / Drypoint / 10″x6-7⁄8″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Margery Ryerson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/margery-austen-ryerson/

Further reading:
https://emuseum.delart.org/people/1696/margery-austen-ryerson/objects
https://brierhillgallery.com/margery-austen-ryerson
http://www.jamescoxgallery.com/artists/estates-collections/margery-ryerson/

Born September 14~ Okuhara Seiko

Okuhara Seiko (September 14, 1837-1913) was a celebrated artist. She also founded a private school and was one of a few female instructors of Chinese poetry, calligraphy, and literati* painting during the early modern period in Japan.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okuhara_Seiko

*Literati Painting: https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199920105/obo-9780199920105-0163.xml

Bird Perched upon a Branch, from which a Red Morning-Glory Hangs by Okuhara Seiko
c.1900-1912 / Color woodcut / 9-1/2″x10″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Okuhara Seiko on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/okuhara-setsuko-seiko/

Further reading:
https://shoga.info/?p=3782
https://noma.org/okuhara-seiko/
https://www.riabrodell.com/okuhara-seiko-watanabe-seiran

Born September 13~ Anna Lea Merritt

Anna Massey Lea Merritt (September 13, 1844-April 7, 1930) was an American painter and printmaker active in Great Britain.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Lea_Merritt

Portrait of Sir William Boxall, R.A. by Anna Lea Merritt
c.1870s / Oil on canvas / 49″x36″ / Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Anna Lea Merritt on The British Museum site: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG38200

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/anna-lea-merritt/
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/merritt-anna-lea-18441930
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/2708/Merritt/Anna

Born September 12~ Carmen Lomas Garza

Carmen Lomas Garza (born 1948) is an American artist and illustrator. She is well known for her work inspired by her Mexican-American heritage.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Lomas_Garza

Nopalitos Frescos by Carmen Lomas Garza
1979 / Color lithograph / 9″x6″ / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Publications by Carmen Lomas Garza: http://carmenlomasgarza.com/publications/

Further reading:
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/carmen-lomas-garza-6783
https://www.famsf.org/blog/carmen-lomas-garza-artist-studio-april-2011
https://sites.google.com/student.mckinneyisd.net/walker-learning-commons/library-links/carmen-lomas-garza

Born September 10~ Katherine S. Dreier

Katherine Sophie Dreier (September 10, 1877-March 29, 1952) was an American artist, lecturer, patron of the arts, and social reformer. Dreier was also an active suffragette.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Sophie_Dreier

Self-Portrait by Katherine S. Dreier
1911 / Oil on canvas / 20-1/16″x16″ / Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Katherine S. Dreier Papers / Société Anonyme Archive:
https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/katherine-s-dreier-papers-societe-anonyme-archive

Further reading:
https://www.guggenheim.org/history/katherine-s-dreier
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/katherine-dreier/
https://www.gazette-drouot.com/en/article/the-spirit-of-modern-art%253A-the-societe-anonyme-collection/22673