April 27~ Emma Fordyce MacRae

Emma Fordyce MacRae (April 27, 1887-August 6, 1974) was an American representational painter. She was a member of the Philadelphia Ten, a group of women artists who worked and exhibited together.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Fordyce_MacRae

Women Alone by Emma Fordyce MacRae
Date? / Oil / 36”x32” / Private collection
https://emmafordycemacrae.com/_pdf/Emma_Fordyce_MacRae_Cat.pdf  <–NOTE: opens a pdf file

Emma Fordyce MacRae on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/emma-fordyce-macrae/

Further reading:
https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5119064
https://emmafordycemacrae.com/more/about_the_artist.php
http://www.tfaoi.com/newsmu/nmus16c.htm

Born April 26~ Vivian Browne

Vivian E. Browne (April 26, 1929–July 23, 1993) was an African-American artist, activist, and professor known for her sociopolitical portraits and abstracted paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_E._Browne

Mother by Vivian Browne
1961 / Oil on canvas / 42-1/2″x36-3/4″ / Ryan Lee Gallery, NYC

Vivian Browne on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/artist/vivian-browne/works-for-sale

Further reading:
https://maryryangallery.com/artists/vivian-browne/
https://wsimag.com/art/50857-vivian-browne
https://www.artandeducation.net/announcements/214768/acts-of-art-and-rebuttal-in-1971

Born April 25~ Elsa Gramcko

Elsa Gramcko (April 25, 1925-994) was a Venezuelan artist. Her earlier works were mostly paintings; she expanded into sculpture and assemblage in the 1960s and 1970s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsa_Gramcko

El Ojo de la Cerradura (The Keyhole) by Elsa Gramcko
1964 / Car-battery cells, metal lock, and mixed media on masonite / Private collection

Elsa Gramcko on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/elsa-gramcko/

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/480543/contesting-modernity-informalism-in-venezuela-1955-1975-museum-of-fine-arts-houston/
https://milenaolesinska77.medium.com/elsa-gramcko-abstract-sculpture-and-painting-d54c7b88e03f
Google translation of “Elsa Gramcko. The spell of transforming waste into art”

Born April 23~ Uemura Shōen

Uemura Shōen (April 23, 1875-August 27, 1949) was born in Kyoto under the name Uemura Tsune. The first woman to receive the Order of Culture, she is best known for her works of bijinga (beauty portraits of women).
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uemura_Sh%C5%8Den

The Flowers of Life by Uemura Shoen
1899 / Pigment on silk; hanging scroll / 69″x39-3/4″ / Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Japan

Uemura Shōen on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/shoen-uemura/

Further reading:
https://www.bunka.pref.mie.lg.jp/art-museum/54734037810.htm
http://japonica.info/the-world-of-bijinga-shoen-uemuras-beautiful-women/
https://artsandculture.google.com/story/the-inspiring-story-of-uemura-sh%C5%8Den/mwXxZujHMzKwGw?hl=en

Born April 22~ Ottilie Roederstein

Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein (April 22, 1859-November 26, 1937) was a German-Swiss painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottilie_Roederstein

The Sisters by Ottilie Roederstein
1900 / Oil on cardboard / 9″x7-1/5″ / Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Ottilie Roederstein on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ottilie-w-roederstein/

Further reading:
https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/agenda/blog/2020/56
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/ottilie-w-roederstein/
https://www.artandobject.com/press-release/ottilie-w-roederstein-swiss-woman-artist-rediscovered

Born April 21~ Dod Procter

Dod Procter (April 21, 1890-July 31, 1972) was an English painter. Procter and her husband, also an artist, met while attending art school.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dod_Procter

Girl with a Parrot by Dod Procter
c.1925 / Oil on canvas / 52-3/4″x34-1/4″ / Private collection

Dod Procter on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dod-procter/

Further reading:
https://chronicle250.com/1927
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/procter-dod-18921972
https://philipmould.com/news/142-a-house-fit-for-an-artist-dod-essay-by-lydia-miller/

Born April 19~ Eva Gonzalès

Eva Gonzalès (April 19, 1849-May 6, 1883) was a French Impressionist painter and pastellist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Gonzal%C3%A8s

Girl Awakening by Eva Gonzalès
1877-1878 / Oil on canvas / 32″x39 2/5″ / Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

Eva Gonzalès on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eva-gonzal%C3%A8s/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/eva-gonzales/
https://www.theartstory.org/artist/gonzales-eva/
https://medium.com/illuminations-mirror/the-woman-looked-out-artist-eva-gonzal%C3%A8s-5b79b1e07a1d

Born April 18~ Clara Elsene Peck

Clara Elsene Peck (April 18, 1883-February 1968) was an early 20th century American illustrator and painter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Elsene_Peck

Shake-speares Sweetheart by Sara Hawks Sterling / Illustrated by Clara Elsene Peck
1905 / Hard Cover / 282pp / Published by George W. Jacobs & Co., Philadelphia

Clara Elsene Peck on Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Clara_Elsene_Peck

Further reading:
https://mcad.edu/alumni-profile/clara-peck
https://www.antiqueillustrationart.com/clara-elsene-peck
https://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/2015/11/19/clara-elsene-peck

Born April 17~ Barbara Jones-Hogu

Barbara Jones-Hogu (April 17, 1938-November 14, 2017) was a painter, printmaker, filmmaker, and educator from Chicago. She was a member of OBAC and co-founded the artists’ collective AfriCOBRA.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Jones-Hogu

God’s Child by Barbara Jones-Hogu
2009 / Twelve color screenprint on Arches 88 paper / Image: 14″x23 1/4″ / DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

Barbara Jones-Hogu on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/barbara-jones-hogu/

Further reading:
https://never-the-same.org/interviews/barbara-jones-hogu/
https://www.culturetype.com/2017/11/21/chicago-artist-barbara-jones-hogu-a-founding-member-of-africobra-has-died/
http://www.areachicago.org/the-history-philosophy-and-aesthetics-of-africobra/

Born April 16~ Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema

Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema (April 16, 1852-August 15, 1909) was an English painter who exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Theresa_Alma-Tadema

Battledore and Shuttlecock by Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema
c.1887 / Oil on canvas / 36″x24″ / Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/laura-theresa-alma-tadema/

Further reading:
https://mydailyartdisplay.wordpress.com/2017/10/08/
http://albertis-window.com/2015/02/the-alma-tadema-artists/
https://web.archive.org/web/20070917174408/http://www.victorianartinbritain.co.uk/obituary/alma-tadema-laura.htm