Born June 2~ Mayumi Oda

Mayumi Oda (born June 2, 1941) is a Japanese-American painter, printmaker, activist, educator, author, and farmer.
Biography on her website: https://mayumioda.net/pages/about-mayumi

Storyville X by Oda Mayumi
1974 / Screenprint / 33-1/2″x24-1/2″ / Various collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Mayumi Oda on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mayumi-oda/

Further reading:
https://tricycle.org/magazine/portfolio-mayumi-oda/
https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/post/mayumi-oda-happy-activist
https://www.lionsroar.com/awakening-to-the-goddess-the-art-activism-of-mayumi-oda/

Born June 1~ Alethea Garstin

Alethea Garstin (1894–1978) was a Cornish artist and illustrator; she was the daughter and pupil of painter Norman Garstin.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alethea_Garstin

The Reverend Charles Francis Benthall on Holiday in Morocco by Alethea Garstin
c.1925 / Oil on canvas / 39″x31-1/10″ / Benthall Hall, Shropshire, UK

Alethea Garstin on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alethea-garstin/

Further reading:
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/garstin-alethea-18941978
https://www.stephenongpin.com/artist/236757/alethea-garstin
https://cornwallartists.org/cornwall-artists/alethea-garstin

Born May 29~ Behjat Sadr

Behjat Sadr (May 29, 1924-August 11, 2009) was an Iranian artist and educator; she moved to Paris after the 1979 Islamic Revolution began.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behjat_Sadr

Untitled by Behjat Sadr
1967 / Oil and aluminium foil on Venitian blinds superimposed on oil on wood
52″x33-4/5″ / Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran

Behjat Sadr on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/behjat-sadr/

Further reading:
https://behjat-sadr.com/en/biographie/
https://www.middleeasteye.net/features/behjat-sadr-irans-pioneer-visual-arts-gets-first-exhibition-london
https://www.balicehertling.com/magazine/negar-azimi-in-conversation-with-mitra-goberville-behjat-sadrs-daughter/

Born May 26~ Ruth Armer

Ruth Armer (May 26, 1896-August 29, 1977) was an American abstractionist painter, lithographer, teacher, and art collector from the San Francisco Bay area in California.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Armer

Abstraction #250 by Ruth Armer
c.1950 / Oil on canvas / 24″x20″ / Private collection

Ruth Armer on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ruth-armer/

Further reading:
https://helfenfinearts.com/ruth-armer/
https://calabigallery.com/artists/ruth-armer/
http://womenoutwest.blogspot.com/2014/03/ruth-armer-from-representational-to.html

Born May 24~ Maximilienne Guyon

Maximilienne Guyon (May 24, 1868-1903) was a French painter, watercolorist, printmaker, and illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilienne_Guyon

Young Girl Leaning by Maximilienne Guyon
Before 1897 / Oil on canvas / 32-1/3″x25-3/5″ / Musée de La Roche-sur-Yon, France

Maximilienne Guyon on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/maximilienne-goepp-guyon/

More links:
https://www.mutualart.com/Artist/Maximilienne-Goepp-Guyon/0290B3A6DF5414E5/Artworks
http://arcadiasystems.org/academia/cassatt11b.html#guyon
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilienne_Guyon

Born May 23~ Marisa Merz

Marisa Merz (May 23, 1926-July 20, 2019) was an Italian artist and sculptor. In 2013 she was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marisa_Merz

Untitled (Living Sculpture) by Marisa Merz
1966 / Aluminium / Overall displayed dimensions variable / Tate London, UK

Marisa Merz on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marisa-merz/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/marisa-merz/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/marisa-merz-obituary-1606417
https://philamuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/marisa-merz

Born May 21~ Catharina Treu

Catharina Treu (May 21, 1743-October 11, 1811) was a German still life painter and a member of the Treu family of painters from Bamberg.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharina_Treu

Still Life with Fruit by Catharina Treu
1768 / Oil on canvas / 24″x20-1/2″ / Found on Bavarian State Painting Collections online

Catharina Treu on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/catharina-treu/past-auction-results

Further reading:
May 21: Birthday of the court painter Catharina Treu translated from German
Portrait of Catharina Treu with pallet and fruit basket translated from German
A Bamberg Family of Painters translated from German

Born May 20~ Ethel Schwabacher

Ethel Kremer Schwabacher (May 20, 1903-November 25, 1984) was an abstract expressionist painter, writer, and civil rights activist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Schwabacher

Oedipus at Colonos, Number 2 by Ethel Schwabacher
1959 / Oil and acrylic on linen / 85-1/4″x60-1/4″ / Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Ethel Schwabacher on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ethel-schwabacher/

Further reading:
http://anitashapolskygallery.com/newsite/ethel-schwabacher/
https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/blog/women-abstract-expressionism-artist-ethel-schwabacher
https://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/26/obituaries/ethel-k-schwabacher-dies-artist-writer-rights-activist.html

Born May 19~ Sarah Miriam Peale

Sarah Miriam Peale (May 19, 1800-February 4, 1885) was an American portrait painter, considered the first American woman to succeed as a professional artist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Miriam_Peale

Portrait of the Honorable Dixon Hall Lewis by Sarah Miriam Peale
c.1842 / Oil on canvas / Size? / Birmingham Museum of Art, AL

Sarah Miriam Peale on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-miriam-peale/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/sarah-miriam-peale/
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23428892/lengthy-article-detailing-the-life-of/
https://nbmaa.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/a-dynasty-of-artists-the-peale-family/

Born May 16~ Laura Wheeler Waring

Laura Wheeler Waring (May 16, 1887-February 3, 1948) was an American artist and educator, best known for her paintings of prominent African-Americans that she made during the Harlem Renaissance.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Wheeler_Waring

Evangeline Rachel Hall by Laura Wheeler Waring
c.1930 / Oil on canvas / Size? / Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Archives
Found here: http://paheritage.wpengine.com/article/life-portrait-laura-wheeler-waring-anna-washington-derry/

Laura Wheeler Waring on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/laura-wheeler-waring/

Further reading:
https://www.cwhf.org/inductees/laura-wheeler-waring
http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/dec/14/painter-laura-wheeler-waring-noted-her-portraits-a/
https://www.blackartinamerica.com/index.php/2021/02/13/baia-bits-laura-wheeler-waring/