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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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Born May 24~ Maximilienne Guyon

Maximilienne Guyon (May 24, 1868-1903) was a French painter, watercolorist, printmaker, and illustrator.
Biography on Wikipedia:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

Evangeline Rachel Hall by Laura Wheeler Waring
c.1930 / Oil on canvas / Size? / Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Archives
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