Born October 7~ Rose Piper

Rose Theodora Piper (October 7, 1917-May 11, 2005) was a painter in the 1940s. She then ran a greeting card company, designed textiles, and raised her family, returning to painting in the 1980s. Piper’s style shifted throughout her career.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Piper

Blues Singer by Rose Piper
1989 / Mixed media on paper / 24-1/2″x19″ / Petrucci Family Foundation Collection

Rose Piper on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/rose-piper/

Further reading:
https://aaregistry.org/story/rose-piper-artist-born/
https://focusonafricanamericanart.com/product-category/rose-piper/
https://www.philiphautmann.at/homage-to-rose-piper/

Born October 4~ Otti Berger

Otti Berger (October 4, 1898 – 1944/45) was a textile artist and weaver who was a student and later teacher at the Bauhaus. Otti Berger was murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otti_Berger

Fabric Sample Book by Otti Berger
Mid 1930s / Cotton / 3-3/4″x9-1/2″ / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Otti Berger on Art Institute of Chicago site: https://www.artic.edu/artists/30567/otti-berger

Further reading:
https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/stories/explore-the-collection/otti-berger-og-norden-eng/
https://www.bauhauskooperation.com/knowledge/the-bauhaus/people/masters-and-teachers/otti-berger/
https://publicdelivery.org/otti-berger/

Born October 3~ Karin Bergöö Larsson

Karin Bergöö Larsson (October 3, 1859-February 18, 1928) was a Swedish artist and designer who collaborated with her husband, artist Carl Larsson, as well as being often depicted in his paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karin_Berg%C3%B6%C3%B6_Larsson

Cherryblossoms by Karin Bergöö Larsson
1884 / Oil on panel / 18″x14-3/5″ / Private collection

Karin Bergöö Larsson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/karin-larsson-berg%C3%B6%C3%B6/

Further reading:
https://skbl.se/en/article/KarinLarsson
http://www.svjlit.com/features/ikea-and-its-muses-by-magaret-thorell
https://101designers.com/2020/08/25/31-karin-larsson/
https://www.carllarsson.se/en/carl-and-karin/karin/

Born August 27~ Wilhelmina Godfrey

Wilhelmina McAlpin Godfrey (August 27, 1914-May 13, 1994) was an American painter, printmaker, textile artist, educator, and community activist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmina_McAlpin_Godfrey

Composition I by Wilhelmina Godfrey
1968 / Oil on canvas / 61″x29″ / Private collection

Wilhelmina Godfrey on Artsy: https://www.artsy.net/artist/wilhelmina-mcalpin-godfrey

Further reading:
https://www.uncrownedcommunitybuilders.com/person/wilhelmina
https://www.meibohmfinearts.com/artists/details/2858
https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/general/blog/article:02-24-2020-12-00am-wilhelmina-godfrey-artist-educator-innovator-and-community-builder/

Born July 5~ Virginia R. Harris

Virginia R. Harris (born July 5, 1937) is a quilt maker and master fabric artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, and many private collections.
No biography available

Seeing Red by Virginia R. Harris
2000 / Fabrics: silk; cotton; other / 54″ x 40″ / Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

World Quilts: The American Story~ https://worldquilts.quiltstudy.org/americanstory/engagement/politics

More links:
https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/candy-box-71469
https://youtu.be/-s9msbBkEJU
https://youtu.be/QbWimgNIzr0

Born June 12~ Anni Albers

Anni Albers (June 12, 1899-May 9, 1994) was a textile designer, weaver, writer, printmaker, and teacher who inspired a reconsideration of fabrics as an art form.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anni_Albers

Development in Rose II by Anni Albers
1952 / Linen / 24-3/8″x17-3/4″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Anni Albers on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anni-albers/

Further reading:
https://www.thetextileatlas.com/craft-stories/anni-albers
https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/anni-albers-the-designers-artist-who-put-women-on-the-grid/
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/anni-albers/
https://albersfoundation.org/artists/biographies/

Born May 15~ Althea McNish

Althea McNish FSCD (May 15, 1924-April 16, 2020) was a textile designer who rose to prominence in London with her bright, tropical textiles inspired by the colors and landscape of her native Trinidad.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_McNish

Painted Desert by Althea McNish / 1959 / Woven cotton satin screen
Various collections, including National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Althea McNish on Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/althea-mcnish/zTbcYQWqoKl7Lpv1

Further reading:
https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/althea-mcnish-remembered
https://www.libertylondon.com/us/features/design-and-living/archive-althea-mcnish.html
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/althea-mcnish-an-introduction

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 5~ Gunta Stölzl

Gunta Stölzl (March 5, 1897-April 22, 1983) was a German textile artist who played a fundamental role in the development of the Bauhaus school’s weaving workshop.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunta_St%C3%B6lzl

5 Chöre (5 Choirs) by Gunta Stölzl
1928 / 24″x18 1/2″ / Design on square-ruled paper / Bauhaus Kooperation
Wall hanging is in the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Lübeck, Germany

Images on the Gunta Stölzl Foundation site: https://www.guntastolzl.org/Works

Further reading:
https://www.grandtourofmodernism.com/magazine/the-bauhaus/the-bauhaus/people/masters-and-teachers/gunta-stoelzl/
https://monster-patterns.com/masterclass-of-pattern-designers-gunta-stolzl-the-queen-of-bauhaus/
https://germanyinusa.com/2019/03/07/women-of-the-bauhaus-gunta-stolzl-1897-1983/

Gunta Stölzl: A Daughter’s Perspective on youtube: https://youtu.be/7HWDWr1RKe8

Born February 5~ Lucinda Toomer

Lucinda Toomer (February 5, 1888-September 1, 1983) was an American artist who worked in the African-American tradition of quiltmaking.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucinda_Toomer

Le Moyne Star Variation Quilt by Lucinda Toomer
1981 / Cotton and synthetics / 71 1/4 × 62″ / American Folk Art Museum, NYC

Further reading:
http://east2.amz.digiscribecloud.com/artists/330
https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/lucinda-toomer
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183827259/lucinda-toomer