Born April 17~ Barbara Jones-Hogu

Barbara Jones-Hogu (April 17, 1938-November 14, 2017) was a painter, printmaker, filmmaker, and educator from Chicago. She was a member of OBAC and co-founded the artists’ collective AfriCOBRA.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Jones-Hogu

God’s Child by Barbara Jones-Hogu
2009 / Twelve color screenprint on Arches 88 paper / Image: 14″x23 1/4″ / DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

Barbara Jones-Hogu on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/barbara-jones-hogu/

Further reading:
https://never-the-same.org/interviews/barbara-jones-hogu/
https://www.culturetype.com/2017/11/21/chicago-artist-barbara-jones-hogu-a-founding-member-of-africobra-has-died/
http://www.areachicago.org/the-history-philosophy-and-aesthetics-of-africobra/

Born April 15~ Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012) was an African-American artist who explored themes relating to race and feminism in her range of sculpture, paintings, and prints.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Catlett

Mother and Child by Elizabeth Catlett
1956 / Terra cotta / 11 1/4″x7″x7″ / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Elizabeth Catlett on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/elizabeth-catlett/

Further reading:
https://schristywolfe.com/2016/04/15/11216/
https://nmaahc.si.edu/latinx/elizabeth-catlett
https://philamuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/artist-focus-elizabeth-catlett

Born April 12~ Clare Leighton

Clare Marie Veronica Leighton (April 12, 1898-November 4, 1989) was an English/American artist, writer, and illustrator, best known for her wood engravings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Leighton

Blackbird on Nest, from the Series: Four Hedges by Clare Leighton
1935 / Wood engraving / Image: 6 15/16″x4 7/8″
Various collections, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Clare Leighton on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/clare-leighton/

Further reading:
https://library.williams.edu/2021/02/12/clare-leightons-garden-path/
https://pallant.org.uk/the-industrious-artist-clare-leighton/
https://www.artsbma.org/exhibition/an-epic-of-earth-and-water/

Born April 3~ Zella de Milhau

Zella de Milhau (1870–1954) was an American printmaker, illustrator, ambulance driver, community organizer, and motorcycle policewoman. She studied at the Art Students League of New York and at William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Summer School of Art in Southampton, NY.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zella_de_Milhau

Boats Along Shore by Zella De Milhau
N.D. / Etching / Image: 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ / Private collection

Zella de Milhau on guildhall.org: https://pc.guildhall.org/artpress_artist/zella-de-milhau/

Further reading:
https://patch.com/new-york/southampton/from-the-archives-zella-de-milhau-was-conventionalitys-enemy
https://www.brownstonedetectives.com/miss-zella-milhaus-greenest-block-in-brooklyn-1902/
https://www.eastendbeacon.com/last-laff-for-art-villages-laffalot/

Shinnecock Summer School of Art: The Art Village: https://aaqeastend.com/contents/the-art-village/

Born April 1~ Jacoba van Heemskerck

Jacoba Berendina van Heemskerck van Beest (April 1, 1876-August 2, 1923) was a Dutch painter, stained glass designer, and graphic artist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacoba_van_Heemskerck

Composition No. 18 by Jacoba van Heemskerck
1915 / Oil on canvas / 34 1/4″x30 1/2″ / Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Netherlands

Jacoba van Heemskerck on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/jacoba-heemskerck-van-beest/

Further reading:
https://modjourn.org/biography/heemskerck-van-beest-jacoba-van-1876-1923/
Google translation of Kunsthalle Bielefeld: Jacoba van Heemskerck
https://thehistoryofpaintingrevisited.weebly.com/jacoba-van-heemskerck.html

Born March 30~ Raquel Rabinovich

Raquel Rabinovich is an Argentinian-American artist known for monochromatic paintings and drawings, large-scale glass sculpture environments, and site-specific installations.
Biography on her website: https://www.raquelrabinovich.com/biography

Untitled by Raquel Rabinovich
1983 / Lithograph / 28 1/3″x21 1/4″ / Banco de la República, Colombia

Raquel Rabinovich on Abstraction in Action: http://abstractioninaction.com/artists/raquel-rabinovich/#

Further reading:
https://hutchinsonmodern.com/artists/32-raquel-rabinovich/
https://www.pkf-imagecollection.org/artist/Raquel_Rabinovich/works/6553
http://www.garciamontero.org/the-river-library-of-raquel-rabinovich-the-gateless-gates1

Born March 28~ Grace Hartigan

Grace Hartigan (March 28, 1922-November 15, 2008) was a leading Abstract Expressionist known for incorporating representational imagery into her abstract canvases.
Biography on Guggenheim: https://www.guggenheim-venice.it/en/art/artists/grace-hartigan/

Eleanor of Aquitaine by Grace Hartigan
1983 / Oil on canvas / 77 3/4″x71 3/4″ / Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Grace Hartigan on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/grace-hartigan/

Further reading:
https://americanart.si.edu/videos/meet-artist-grace-hartigan-154369
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/grace-will-excerpt-mary-gabriels-new-book-ninth-street-women-painter-grace-hartigan-art-market-changes-1950s-11040/
https://www.baltimoresun.com/bal-hartigan040206-story.html

Born March 26~ Ethel Gabain

Painter and lithographer Ethel Léontine Gabain, later Ethel Copley, (March 26, 1883-January 30, 1950) was one of six female artists selected as official war artists during the Second World War.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_L%C3%A9ontine_Gabain

Women Welders at Williams & Williams, Chester by Ethel Gabain
1940s / Oil on canvas / 39 1/2″x37″ / Grosvenor Museum, Chester, UK

Ethel Gabain on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ethel-gabain/

Further reading:
https://busheymuseum.org/artists-ethel-gabain/
https://www.gerrishfineart.com/search.asp?types=Gabain%2C+Ethel+%281883%2D1950%29
http://westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/working-women/

Born March 21~ Daria Dorosh

Daria Dorosh (born on March 21, 1943) is an artist, educator, and activist. She is among the co-founders of A.I.R. Gallery, established in 1972 as the first not-for-profit, artist-directed and maintained gallery for women artists in the U.S.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daria_Dorosh

Night Jewelry: Dream of Patterns by Daria Dorosh
2014-2015 / Textiles, wool, gemstones, lavender, copper, photography
14 1/2″x5 3/4″ / A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

Daria Dorosh on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/artist/daria-dorosh/works-for-sale

Further reading:
https://www.airgallery.org/history/
https://womensvoicesforchange.org/grace-visits-artist-daria-dorosh.htm
http://www.fashionlabinprocess.com/html/next.aboutflip.html

Born March 13~ Fannie Hillsmith

Fannie Hillsmith (March 13, 1911-July 27, 2007) was an American artist from Boston who distinguished herself as a painter of Cubist-inspired still lifes and interiors.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_Hillsmith

The Chair by Fannie Hillsmith
1960 / Collage with cut-paper, found objects, and graphite
19″x12 1/2″ / McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Fannie Hillsmith on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/fannie-hillsmith/

Further reading:
https://thejohnsoncollection.org/fannie-hillsmith/
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/fannie-hillsmith/
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/fannie-hillsmith-2228