Born January 8~ Elisabetta Sirani

Elisabetta Sirani (January 8, 1638-August 28, 1665) was an Italian Baroque painter and printmaker.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabetta_Sirani

Virgin and Child by Elisabetta Sirani
1663 / Oil on canvas / 34″x27 1/2″ / National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC

Elisabetta Sirani on Obelisk art history project: https://arthistoryproject.com/artists/elisabetta-sirani/

Further reading:
https://www.uffizi.it/en/magazine/maestra-elisabetta-sirani-virtuosa-del-pennello
https://nmwa.org/blog/artist-spotlight-elisabetta-sirani/
https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2018/06/23/elisabetta-sirani-gem-of-italy/

Born January 6~ Ruth Gikow

Ruth Gikow (January 6, 1915 Ukraine-1982 New York City) was an American visual artist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Gikow

Interior by Ruth Gikow / N.D. / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

Ruth Gikow on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ruth-gikow/

Further reading:
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/ruth-gikow
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/gikow-ruth
https://www.nytimes.com/1982/04/03/obituaries/ruth-gikow-artist-67-dies-caught-the-moods-of-people.html

Born January 4~ Frances H. Gearhart

Frances H. Gearhart (January 4, 1869-April 4, 1959) was an American printmaker and watercolorist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Gearhart

Above the Trail / c.1925 / Image: 12″x10 1/16″
Various collections, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY

Frances Hammell Gearhart on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/frances-hammell-gearhart/

“The Gearhart sisters, California artists and educators”: https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/gearhart-sisters

Further reading:
http://www.francesgearhart.com/
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/781/Gearhart/Frances
http://womenoutwest.blogspot.com/2015/11/frances-hammell-gearhart-printmaker-and.html

National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 27

Knitting in the Library by Mary Cassatt

c.1881 / Softground etching and aquatint / Various collections, incl. Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

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Working drawing for the print, from the Cleveland Museum of Art:
https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1941.85.a
https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1941.85.b