Born October 23~ Lygia Clark

Lygia Clark (October 23, 1920-April 25, 1988) was a Brazilian painter, sculptor, and installation artist. Her later works were more holistic with a focus on psychotherapy and healing.
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Bicho Pássaro do Espaço by Lygia Clark
1960 / Aluminum / 19-3/4″x20″x3/8″ / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

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Born October 17~ Marina Núñez del Prado

Bolivian artist Marina Núñez del Prado (October 17, 1910-September 9, 1995) was one of the most respected sculptors from Latin America. She carved from native Bolivian woods, as well as black granite, alabaster, basalt, and white onyx.
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Flores de los Andes by Marina Núñez del Prado
c.1945 / Glazed terracotta / 22-1/5″x15-3/4″ / Private collection

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Born October 8~ Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930) is an American painter, author, illustrator, mixed media sculptor, and performance artist, best known for her narrative quilts.
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Sonny’s Bridge by Faith Ringgold
1986 / Acrylic on cotton canvas / 84-1/2″x60″ / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

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Born October 5~ Janet de Coux

Janet de Coux (October 5, 1904-2000) was an American sculptor, medalist, and educator. She is best remembered for her ecclesiastical reliefs and statues.
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William Penn by Janet de Coux
1964 / Bronze / 18′ including base / The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

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Short film: Janet deCoux and Eliza Miller in their studio~

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Born September 29~ Olga Jevrić

Olga Jevrić (September 29, 1922-February 10, 2014) was a Serbian sculptor. Jevrić worked with a mixture of cement, iron dust, rods, and nails in order to create distinct abstract forms.
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Articulation of the Space IV (Grasshopper) by Olga Jevrić
1958 / Ferric oxide, iron / 11-4/5″x9-4/5″ /

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Born September 23~ Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899-April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures.
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Untitled by Louise Nevelson
1976-78 / Wood painted black / 86-1/4″x43-1/2″x5″ / Estate of Louise Nevelson

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Born September 8~ Luisa Roldán

Luisa Ignacia Roldán (September 8, 1652-January 10, 1706), called La Roldana, was a Spanish sculptor of the Baroque Era and the first woman sculptor documented in Spain.
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San Miguel Defeating the Devil by Luisa Roldán
1692 / Carved, gilded & polychrome wood / Monasterio del Escorial, Madrid, ES

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Born September 7~ May Howard Jackson

May Howard Jackson (September 7, 1877-July 12, 1931) was an American sculptor, artist, and educator. She was the first known African American woman to attend PAFA, receiving a full scholarship.
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Portrait Bust of an African by May Howard Jackson
1899 / Bronze / 21″x12-3/4″ / Kinsey African American Art & History Collection (travels)

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Born August 17~ Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Bessie Potter Vonnoh (August 17, 1872-March 8, 1955) was an American sculptor best known for her small bronzes and garden fountains.
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Modern Madonna by Bessie Potter Vonnoh
1904 / Bronze / 15-1/8″x15″x8-1/2″ / Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

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Born August 12~ Bashka Paeff

Bashka Paeff (August 12, 1889-January 24, 1979), was an American sculptor who worked primarily in bronze and marble.
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Sacrifices of War (WWI Sailors and Soldiers Memorial) by Bashka Paeff
1925 / Bronze / Relief: 8-1/2 feet x 11 feet / Kittery, Maine, USA

Bashka Paeff on Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog

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