June 19~ Pride Month

Nell Blaine and Carolyn Harris

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During the next three decades [Blaine, R] would become a notable painter…In 1974, she purchased a cottage…where she and her partner, painter Carolyn Harris [L], made the most of the splendid views available on Cape Ann. ~Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painter

Alive Still by Nell Blaine
1991 / Pastel and charcoal on paper / Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Henry’s Pond, Pebble Beach by Carolyn Harris
1989 / Watercolor / Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA

June 18~ Pride Month

Joan Eardley and Audrey Walker

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Recent publicity has hinged on the nature of <<<Eardley’s relationship with Audrey Walker>>>…Andreae’s book includes a series of previously unpublished letters from Eardley to Walker, and a brief tribute by Walker. These documents make clear the strong emotional bond between the two women. ~http://gilessutherland.blogspot.com/

Joan Eardley at Work, Catterline by Lady Audrey Walker
ND / Photograph / Dumfries & Galloway Council, Scotland, UK
Seeded Grasses and Daisies, September by Joan Eardley
1960 / Oil, grass stalks and seedheads on hardboard / National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 15~ Pride Month

Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde

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MacBryde moved to Glasgow to study at the School of Art from 1932–1937 and met Colquhoun, who won a scholarship to study there in 1933, a year later. From that point onwards they became inseparable. ~artuk.org/
The Painters Colquhoun & McBryde (The Two Roberts) by Ian Fleming
1937-1938 / Oil on canvas / The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, Scotland, UK

Woman with a Goat by Robert Colquhoun
ND / Oil on canvas / Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still Life, Vegetables by Robert MacBryde (1913–1966)
ND / Oil on canvas / Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland, UK

June 12~ Pride Month

Adèle Goodman Clark and Nora Houston

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Clark and Houston stayed close partners throughout their lives, working together and sharing a home until Houston’s death in 1942. In addition to acting as the driving forces behind Richmond’s burgeoning art scene, they were also involved in the women’s suffrage movement at the federal and local levels. ~The Johnson Collection

Cherry Tree by Adèle Clark
1930s / Oil on board / Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside a Restaurant by Nora Houston
ND / Oil on canvas / The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC

June 11~ Pride Month

Charles Demuth and Robert E. Locher

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From 1909 onwards, Demuth maintained a romantic relationship with Robert Evans Locher, an Art Deco interior decorator and stage designer [and illustrator, educator, and industrial designer]… ~Wikipedia

…a third theme of Demuth’s work was homosexuality…When Demuth died, he left his Lancaster partner Robert Locher his watercolors and works on homosexual themes. ~https://explorepahistory.com/

End of the Parade, Coatesville, Pa. by Charles Demuth
1920 / Tempera and pencil on board / Collection of Deborah and Ed Shein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration for Vogue magazine by Robert Evans Locher
ND / Ink and watercolor / The RISD Museum, Providence, RI

June 9~ Pride Month

Edith Emerson and Violet Oakley

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In 1918 Oakley’s companion, Edith Emerson who was a painter and an artist, moved in and they lived together for over forty years until Oakley’s death in 1961. Emerson, who was a founder and curator at Woodmere Museum, lived out her life at Lower Cogslea, 627 St. George’s Road, until her death in 1981.
~Historic Germantown

 

Violet Oakley, unfinished by Edith Emerson
c.1935 / Oil on canvas / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Il Convito,” The Banquet: Edith Emerson in page costume by Violet Oakley
c.1918 / Oil on canvas / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

June 7~ Pride Month

Ethel Sands and Anna Hope Hudson

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Inseparable soon after meeting, Hudson and Sands quickly became close companions. However, they preferred very different ways of life. While Sands was sociable and felt naturally more connected to England, Hudson preferred Paris or the quiet French countryside. In the end, the two women lived and travelled between the two countries for the rest of their lives.
~Art UK

 

Nan Hudson Playing Patience at Auppegard, France by Ethel Sands
n.d. / Oil on canvas / Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chateau d’Auppegard by Anna Hope Hudson
After 1927 / Oil paint on board / Tate Britain, London, UK

June 5~ Pride Month

Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts

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Artistic and personal partners for more than fifty years, Ricketts and Shannon designed and illustrated books, established an occasional art journal, The Dial, in 1889 and founded the Vale Press in 1894. Named after their house, The Vale, in Chelsea, they published a total of about 75 books, including a complete reprint of the works of Shakespeare.
~The Fitzwilliam Museum

Mr Charles Ricketts and Mr Charles Hazelwood Shannon [Part IX]
by Sir William Rothenstein / 1897 / Tate Britain, London, UK

Don Juan challenging the Commander by Charles Ricketts
c.1928 / Oil on canvas / Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Charles de Sousy Ricketts by Charles Haslewood Shannon
1898 / Oil on canvas / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

 

June 4~ Pride Month

Maria Dulębianka and Maria Konopnicka

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In 1889, <<<[Dulębianka] met Maria Konopnicka>>>, a mother of eight children and a writer, who was living independently and separated from her husband, Jarosław Konopnicki. Dulębianka was almost 30 at the time, and Konopnicka was 19 years her senior. The two became inseparable and from the time of their meeting, Konopnicka became the main subject of Dulębianka’s paintings…Dulębianka died on 7 March 1919 in Lviv and was buried in Konopnicka’s tomb in Lychakiv Cemetery…[her] remains were later re-interred in a separate grave. ~Wikipedia

Portrait of Maria Konopnicka by Maria Dulębianka
Before 1896 / Oil on canvas / National Museum in Warsaw, Poland