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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Previous January 22 posts:

Winter~ January 22

January 22 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/22~

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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Previous December 4 posts:

December 4~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/4~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/13~

This Swiss-German painter and printmaker was one of the most prolific and skilled creator of woodcut illustrations in the 16th century.

He considered photography his hobby, but this French photographer and painter is known for his photos of automobile races, planes and Parisian models.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/13/june-13/