June 30~ Pride Month

Andy Warhol and Jed Johnson

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The celebrated designer Jed Johnson, who died tragically in 1996 in the crash of TWA Flight 800…first met artist Andy Warhol when he was hired to sweep the floors at Warhol’s famous factory. He would go on to become Warhol’s companion and lover—helping him find and decorate the East 66th Street townhouse where Johnson and the artist lived until the two split in 1976… ~curbed.com/

Jed Johnson and Archie by Andy Warhol
c.1975 / Polaroid prints / Private collection
Jed Johnson by Andy Warhol
1978-87 / Gelatin silver print / Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Jed Johnson by Andy Warhol
c.1978 / Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen / The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland










Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 8~ Pride Month

Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire

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In Gertrude Stein’s prose poem, “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene”…
she celebrates the lives of two American expatriate artists living together in France at the beginning of the twentieth century. Stein identified the subjects of the work as Cincinnati artists <<<Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire>>> Mars and Squire met while attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati in the 1890s. This marked the beginning of a relationship that would last a lifetime. ~Cincinnati Art Museum

Street Scene, Provincetown by Ethel Mars
c.1919 / White-line color woodcut / Private collection















Bathers, Provincetown by Maud Hunt Squire
c.1914-1919 / Color woodcut on ivory Japanese paper / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

June 1~ Pride Month

Ellen Day Hale and Gabrielle D. Clements

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In 1884, Clements traveled abroad to Paris to study at the Academie Julian where she was joined in 1885 by fellow painter and future lifelong companion Ellen Day Hale…
Clements and Hale frequently traveled abroad, visiting France, Italy, Egypt, Syria, and Palestine, and spent summers at “The Thickets,” the house they purchased in the artists’ colony at Folly Cove.
~Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C

Portrait of a woman, said to be Gabrielle de Veaux Clements, by Ellen Day Hale (seen in photo above, left)
1883 / Pencil, charcoal and white chalk on paper / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
















Avenue Bridge, Baltimore by Gabrielle de Veaux Clements (seen in photo above, right)
1927 / Etching on paper / Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C

National Pet Month~ May 30

Early Carolina Morning by Romare Bearden

1978 / Collage on board / 29″x41″ / Private collection

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MoMA’s page says there are “approx. four unique variants” of this work.
Looking around the internet, I found collagraphs, serigraphs, and lithographic editions on this subject.

Romare Bearden and His Traveling Cats~

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 28

Ocean Surface Wood Engraving 2000 by Vija Celmins

2000 / Wood engraving / Plate: 8 1/4”x10 1/4” / Various collections, including Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, UK

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See also: March 28~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 25

The Enchanted Owl by Kenojuak Ashevak

1960 / Stone cut on paper / 21 1/8”x26” / Various collections, including Brooklyn Museum, NYC

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See also: March 25~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 5

The Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael Adoring the Madonna and Child
by Diana Scultori, thought to derive from a drawing by Giulio Romano

c.1588? / Engraving / 13 1/4”x10 5/8” / Various collections, incl. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Diana Scultori was born in Mantua, Italy and is one of the earliest known women printmakers.

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See also: March 5~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 27

The Artist Getting It All Down by Valerie Maynard

Date? / Woodcut on rice paper / 12”x9” / Various, private collections

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See also: February 27~ African-American visual artists

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 24

Evolution of Swing by Raymond Steth

1939 / Lithograph / 12 11/16”x16 3/4” / Various including Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

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See also: February 24~ African-American visual artists