Born August 18~ Gertrude Hermes

Gertrude Anna Bertha Hermes OBE RA (August 18, 1901-May 9, 1983) was a British sculptor, wood engraver, lino-cutter, illustrator, and designer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Hermes

Gertrude Hermes on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gertrude-hermes/

Further reading:
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/hermes-gertrude-19011983
https://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/8040/wild-girl-the-artistic-rebellion-of-gertrude-hermes
https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/art-design/2020/08/greats-outdoors-gertrude-hermes-and-landscape-ancient-and-modern

Born August 2~ Käte Steinitz

Käte Traumann Steinitz (August 2, 1889-April 7, 1975) was a German-American artist, photographer, collector, writer, librarian, and expert on Leonardo da Vinci.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Steinitz

Young Girl by Käte Steinitz / 1939 / Watercolor and chalk / Sheet: 17-1/2″x12-1/2″
UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Käte Steinitz on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/k%C3%A4te-steinitz/

Further reading:
https://arthistorians.info/steinitzk
https://www.ma-g.org/artists/kate-steinitz/
https://collections.lacma.org/node/178972
https://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/biography/kate-steinitz/

Born May 17~ Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva

Anna Petrovna Ostroumova-Lebedeva (May 17, 1871-May 5, 1955) was a Russian master of watercolor painting, and one of the pioneers of the woodcut technique in Russia.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Ostroumova-Lebedeva

Summer Garden by Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva
1902 / Color woodcut / 14-3/16″x9-1/8″ / Various collections, including The Met, NYC

Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva on Artnet:
http://www.artnet.com/artists/anna-petrovna-ostroumova-lebedeva/

Further reading:
http://russianartgallery.org/famous/ostroumova_lebedeva.htm
https://www.christies.com/features/An-introduction-to-Russian-artist-Anna-Ostroumova-Lebedeva-9927-1.aspx
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/anna-ostroumova-lebedeva/

Born February 23~ Broncia Koller-Pinell

Broncia Koller-Pinell (February 23, 1863-April 26, 1934) was an Austrian Expressionist painter said to be the first to bring attributes of French Impressionism into Austrian painting.
Biography on Jewish Women’s Archive: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/koller-pinell-broncia

The Mother of the Artist by Broncia Koller-Pinell
1907 / Oil on canvas / 35 4/5″x30 1/2″ / Austrian Gallery Belvedere, Vienna, AT

Broncia Koller-Pinell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/broncia-koller-pinell/

Further reading:
Broncia Koller-Pinell  1863-1934
https://www.schirn.de/en/magazine/context/broncia_koller_pinell_art_for_all_vienna_biography/
Forgotten Females Found

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
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/27/february-27-african-american-visual-artists/

January 22~ Kandinsky & others found the Neue Künstlervereinigung München

Membership card for the Neue Künstlervereinigung München
(New Artists’ Association Munich)
using Wassily Kandinsky’s woodcut Felsen

1909 / Woodcut / Image 5 9/16”x5 11/16” / Various collections incl. MoMA, NYC

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December 4, 1942~ FDR orders the “prompt liquidation” of the WPA

Reforestation, center panel American Soil triptych by Helen West Heller

1935 / Woodcut on paper / Image: 11”x9 5/8” / Various collections incl. National Gallery of Art, DC

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December 4~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/4~