Born May 5~ Sarah Choate Sears

Sarah Choate Sears (May 5, 1858-September 25, 1935) was an American art collector, art patron, cultural entrepreneur, artist, and photographer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Choate_Sears

Poppies by Sarah Choate Sears
1896 / Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper / 13-3/4″x21-1/4″ / Private collection
Untitled (cyclamen, outdoors) by Sarah Choate Sears
c.1892-c.1905 / Gelatin silver print / 6″x8″ / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Sarah Choate Sears on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-choate-sears/
More links:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/267677
https://archive.artic.edu/stieglitz/sarah-choate-sears/
https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/mrs-joshua-montgomery-sears-sarah-choate-sears-john-singer-sargent/mgEnevNyoIuktA?hl=en

Born May 1~ Cecilia Beaux

Painter Cecilia Beaux (May 1, 1855-September 17, 1942) “successfully negotiated the gender separatism of the late nineteenth century while she gained international renown, allowing her to become the first full-time woman instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.”
Biography on the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia:
https://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/art-of-cecilia-beaux/

Mother and Daughter by Cecilia Beaux
1898 / Oil on canvas / 83″x44″ / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Cecilia Beaux on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/cecilia-beaux/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/cecilia-beaux/
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/cecilia-beaux-300
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Beaux

Born April 30~ Perle Fine

Perle Fine (April 30, 1905-May 31, 1988) was an American painter, printmaker, and teacher who became one of the few women artists associated with the abstract expressionists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perle_Fine

Plan for the White City by Perle Fine
1950 / Oil and sand on canvas / 56-1/4″x38-1/4″ / Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y.

Perle Fine on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/perle-fine/

Further reading:
https://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/art-perle-fine-legend.php
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/perle-fine/
https://www.guggenheim.org/blogs/findings/letters-and-paintings-from-groundbreaking-mid-century-artist-perle-fine

Born April 28~ Na Hye-sok

Na Hye-Sok (April 28, 1896-December 10, 1948) was a pioneering Korean feminist poet, writer, painter, educator, and journalist. She is considered the first professional female painter in Korea.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Hye-sok

Peonies at Hwaryeongjeon by Na Hye-sok
1935 / Oil / 13-2/5″x9-2/5″ / Ho-Am Art Museum, per Google

Na Hye-Sok on Google Arts and Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/na-hye-sok/m0gh6wpn

Further reading:
https://virmuze.com/m/modern-korean-art/x/na-hye-sok/
https://www.thetropicalist.press/2015/04/a-new-woman-na-hye-seok/
Poetry as translated by Tanya Ko Hong

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 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