Born May 6~ Gladys Nilsson

Gladys Nilsson (born May 6, 1940) is a contemporary American artist known for watercolors and collages.
Biography on National Gallery of Art:
https://www.nga.gov/features/exhibitions/outliers-and-american-vanguard-artist-biographies/gladys-nilsson.html

Pink Suit #2 by Gladys Nilsson
1966 / Watercolor, over graphite on paper / 16-1/10″x10-1/10″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Gladys Nilsson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gladys-nilsson/

Further reading:
https://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/gladys-nilsson-retrospective-honk-matthew-marks-garth-greenan-hairy-who
https://www.frieze.com/article/gladys-nilsson-older-i-get-bigger-i-want-these-women-be
https://interactive.wttw.com/art-design-chicago/hairy-who

Born May 5~ Sarah Choate Sears

Sarah Choate Sears (May 5, 1858-September 25, 1935) was an American art collector, art patron, cultural entrepreneur, artist, and photographer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Choate_Sears

Poppies by Sarah Choate Sears
1896 / Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper / 13-3/4″x21-1/4″ / Private collection
Untitled (cyclamen, outdoors) by Sarah Choate Sears
c.1892-c.1905 / Gelatin silver print / 6″x8″ / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Sarah Choate Sears on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-choate-sears/
More links:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/267677
https://archive.artic.edu/stieglitz/sarah-choate-sears/
https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/mrs-joshua-montgomery-sears-sarah-choate-sears-john-singer-sargent/mgEnevNyoIuktA?hl=en

Born January 2~ Slava Raškaj

Slava Raškaj (January 2, 1877-March 29, 1906) was a Croatian watercolorist.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slava_Ra%C5%A1kaj

Yellow Cock and White Hen / 1899 / Watercolor
Moderna Galerija, Zagreb, Croatia

Water Lilies I / 1899 / Watercolor
Moderna Galerija, Zagreb, Croatia

Partage Plus online visual database: http://partage.muo.hr/?object=list&find=Slava+Ra%C5%A1kaj
Further reading:
http://hirc.botanic.hr/vrt/english/new/Slava_raskaj.htm
https://www.pragmaprojects.com/deafhistory/index.php/component/zoo/item/slava-raskaj
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/slava-raskaj/

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month~ December 12

Indian Squirrel and Tamarind by William Hooker after James Forbes

1769 / Hand-colored aquatint engraving / 11 3/4″x8 7/8″ approx.
Various collections, including the British Library, London, UK

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The Art & Science of Indian Botanicals
https://sarmaya.in/spotlight/the-art-science-of-indian-botanicals/