Born September 14~ Okuhara Seiko

Okuhara Seiko (September 14, 1837-1913) was a celebrated artist. She also founded a private school and was one of a few female instructors of Chinese poetry, calligraphy, and literati* painting during the early modern period in Japan.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okuhara_Seiko

*Literati Painting: https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199920105/obo-9780199920105-0163.xml

Bird Perched upon a Branch, from which a Red Morning-Glory Hangs by Okuhara Seiko
c.1900-1912 / Color woodcut / 9-1/2″x10″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Okuhara Seiko on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/okuhara-setsuko-seiko/

Further reading:
https://shoga.info/?p=3782
https://noma.org/okuhara-seiko/
https://www.riabrodell.com/okuhara-seiko-watanabe-seiran

Born August 25~ Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910-January 31, 2012) was an American illustrator, painter, printmaker, sculptor, set and costume designer, writer, and poet.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Tanning

Portrait de Famille (Family Portrait) by Dorothea Tanning
1954 / Oil on canvas / 39-3/8″x31-7/8″ / Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Dorothea Tanning on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dorothea-tanning/

Further reading:
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dorothea-tanning-2024
https://www.menil.org/collection?artist=Dorothea+Tanning
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/dorothea-tanning
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/dorothea-tanning-2024/learn-about-100-years-dorothea-tanning

Born August 19~ Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer (August 19, 1871-May 11, 1944) was an American modernist painter, feminist, theatrical designer, poet, and salonnière.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florine_Stettheimer

Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz by Florine Stettheimer
1928 / Oil on canvas / 38″ 26-1/4″ / Alfred Stieglitz Collection, Co-owned by Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Florine Stettheimer on MoMA: https://mo.ma/3k2b6n3

Further reading:
https://hyperallergic.com/329408/florine-stettheimer-feminist-provocateur/
https://stories.thejewishmuseum.org/the-stetties-florine-stettheimer-and-her-sisters-a377eaa7b04d
https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/stettheimer-dollhouse-0

Born August 5~ Irene Rice Pereira

Irene Rice Pereira (August 5, 1902-January 11, 1971) was an American abstract artist, poet, and philosopher.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._Rice_Pereira

Toward Radiant Powers by Irene Rice Pereira
1971 / Oil on canvas / Dimensions? / Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Irene Rice Pereira on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/irene-rice-pereira/

Further reading:
http://www.irenericepereira.com/biography
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/irene-rice-pereira/
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/i-rice-pereira-3761

Born July 20~ Anne Ryan

Anne Ryan (July 20, 1889-April 18, 1954) was a writer, painter, printmaker, and collagist who belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Ryan

Collage, 353 by Anne Ryan
1949 / Cut-and-pasted colored paper, cloth, and string on paper / 7-1/2″x6-7/8″ / MoMA, NYC

Anne Ryan on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anne-ryan/

Further reading:
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/anne-ryan/
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/anne-ryan-4198
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2010/anne-ryan

Born June 26~ Barbara Chase-Riboud

Barbara Chase-Riboud (born June 26, 1939) is an American visual artist and sculptor, bestselling novelist, and award-winning poet.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Chase-Riboud

Akhmatova’s Monument by Barbara Chase-Riboud
1995 / Color offset lithograph, edition of 100; design for unrealized sculpture / 30″ x 22″ / Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Barbara Chase-Riboud on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/barbara-chase-riboud/

Further reading:
https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/chase-riboud-barbara-1939/
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste_prixaware/barbara-chase-riboud/
https://hyperallergic.com/430657/barbara-chase-riboud-malcom-x-sculptures-book/

Born June 8~ Alice Rahon

Alice Rahon (June 8, 1904-September 1987) was a French/Mexican poet and artist whose work combined pared-down figuration and materials including sand, string, and pulverized volcanic rock.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Rahon

Self-Portrait with Autobiography by Alice Rahon
1948 / Oil and sand on canvas / 28″x22″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Alice Rahon on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/alice-rahon/

Further reading:
https://www.bonhams.com/video/31740/
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/alice-rahon/
https://thewomensstudio.net/2019/08/20/alice-rahon/

Born May 18~ Isabel Villaseñor

Isabel ‘Chabela’ Villaseñor (May 18, 1909-March 13, 1953) was a noted post-revolutionary Mexican sculptor, printmaker, painter, poet, and songwriter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_Villase%C3%B1or

Untitled (Woman resting her chin on her hand) by Isabel Villaseñor
ND / Woodcut on transparent paper / Image: 11″x8-1/4″ / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, CA

Beyond Frida: 10 Mexican Female Artists You Should Know:
https://remezcla.com/lists/culture/mexican-female-artists/

Further reading:
http://www.aceroarte.com/coleccion/Isabel_Villasenor_oaxaquena.htm
https://piso9.net/between-popular-music-and-painting-isabel-villasenor/?lang=en
https://www.mexconnect.com/articles/1063-printmaking-from-revolution-to-establishment/

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

Born April 7~ Sister Gertrude Morgan

Sister Gertrude Morgan (April 7, 1900-July 8, 1980) was a self-taught African-American artist, musician, poet, and preacher.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Morgan

New Jerusalem by Sister Gertrude Morgan
N.D. / Acrylic and ink on pieced card / 6 3/4″x7 3/4″ / Private collection

Sister Gertrude Morgan on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gertrude-sister-morgan/

Further reading:
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/sister-gertrude-morgan-3413
https://www.bridgeprojects.com/artists/sister-gertrude-morgan
https://www.nga.gov/features/exhibitions/outliers-and-american-vanguard-artist-biographies/sister-gertrude-morgan.html