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 5~ Nancy Holt

Nancy Holt (April 5, 1938-February 8, 2014) was an American artist most known for her public sculpture, installation art, concrete poetry, and land art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Holt

Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt
1973-76 / 4 22-ton concrete cylinders / each 9′ high x 18′ long / Great Basin Desert, Utah

Nancy Holt on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/nancy-louise-holt/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/nancy-holt/
https://holtsmithsonfoundation.org/biography-nancy-holt
https://brooklynrail.org/2014/03/art/remembering-nancy-holt

Born March 19~ Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (March 19, 1890-December 13, 1960) was an American sculptor noted in particular for her work in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Elizabeth_Prophet

Untitled Bust by Nancy Elizabeth Prophet
c.1922-1926 /
Photograph of a piece, likely a portrait of her husband

Rhode Island College: Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Collection:
https://www.jstor.org/site/rhode-island-college/nancy-elizabeth-prophet/

Further reading:
https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/nancy-elizabeth-prophet-1890-1960/
https://www.redwoodlibrary.org/blog/mfarias/2017/03/08/womens-history-month-nancy-elizabeth-prophet
https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:786291/

Born March 16~ Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt (March 16, 1921-December 23, 2004) was an American artist known for her large-scale Minimalist sculptures.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Truitt

Morning Choice by Anne Truitt
1968 / Acrylic on marine mahogany plywood / 72″x14″x14″ / Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

Anne Truitt on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anne-truitt/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/anne-truitt/
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2017/in-the-tower-anne-truitt.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/anne-truitts-artistic-journey-143259617/

Born March 14~ Ellen Mary Rope

Ellen Mary Rope (March 14, 1855-September 13, 1934) was a British sculptor whose career stretched from 1885 until the early 1930s. She worked chiefly in bas-relief in stone, cast metal, or plaster.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Mary_Rope

Maquette for Moberly Memorial, Salisbury Cathedral by Ellen Mary Rope
1890 / Plaster relief / 40″x30 1/2″ / Private collection

Ellen Mary Rope on Suffolk Artists site: https://suffolkartists.co.uk/index.cgi?choice=painter&pid=547

Further reading:
http://www.arthur.rope.clara.net/EMR.htm#
https://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib5_1206734288
https://www.skinnerinc.com/news/blog/della-robbia-pottery-wall-plaque-by-ellen-mary-rope/

Born March 11~ Naomi Blake

Naomi Blake (born Zisel Dum March 11, 1924-died November 7, 2018) was a British sculptor whose work reflected her experience as a Holocaust survivor.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Blake

Emergence-A by Naomi Blake
1987 / Bronze with copperplate base / 14 3/5″x4 3/4″x3 1/16″ / Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London, UK

Naomi Blake on ArtUK: https://www.artuk.org/discover/artists/blake-naomi-19242018

Further reading:
https://sculptors.org.uk/news/2020/03/archive-pioneering-women
http://www.naomiblake.co.uk/about.html
https://holocaustlearninguk.org/survivor-stories/naomi-blake/

Born March 10~ Anna Hyatt Huntington

Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (March 10, 1876-October 4, 1973) was an American sculptor who was among New York City’s most prominent sculptors in the early 20th century.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Hyatt_Huntington

Reaching Jaguar by Anna Hyatt Huntington
c.1905-1906 / Bronze / 6 7/16″x4 5/8″ / Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Jaguars: http://www.wcsarchivesblog.org/anna-hyatt-huntingtons-jaguars/

Anna Hyatt Huntington on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anna-vaughn-hyatt-huntington/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/anna-hyatt-huntington/
http://medallicartcollector.com/anna-hyatt-huntington_biography.html
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wallach/exhibitions/Anna-Hyatt-Huntington/essays/

Born February 29~ Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage (February 29, 1892-March 27, 1962) was an American sculptor and a teacher whose studio was important to the careers of a generation of artists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_Savage

Gwendolyn Knight by Augusta Savage
1934-35 / Painted plaster / 18 1/2″x8 1/2″x9″ / Seattle Art Museum, WA

Augusta Savage on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/augusta-savage/

Further reading:
https://www.antiquetrader.com/art/augusta-savage-a-groundbreaking-artist
http://www.hasta-standrews.com/features/2021/2/24/augusta-savage-and-the-harlem-renaissance
https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/the-harp-augusta-savages-lost-masterpiece/

Born February 24~ Ida Matton

Ida Elisabeth Matton (February 24, 1863-July 7, 1940) was a Swedish artist, primarily a sculptor, who was active in Paris for most of her adult life.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Matton

Sculpted Portrait of a Woman by Ida Matton
1891 / Terracotta / 13 3/4″x15 3/4″x11 4/5″ / Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Ida Matton on the DigitalMuseum: https://tinyurl.com/183qtrut

Further reading:
https://skbl.se/en/article/IdaElisabethMatton
https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/a-portrait-sculpted-by-ida-matton
The Artist Ida Matton (translated by Google)

Born February 18~ Takako Saito

Takako Saito (born 1929) is a Japanese artist closely associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists that was active primarily in the 1960s and 1970s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Saito

70 cm. x 70 cm’s Freedom by Takako Saito
1991 / Assemblage: Iron box containing different objects with magnet / 39 2/5″x28″x6″

Takako Saito on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/takako-saito/

More links:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/takako-saito/
https://www.fondazionebonotto.org/en/collection/fluxus/saitotakako
https://www.fluxus-plus.de/2655.html