Born July 20~ Anne Ryan

Anne Ryan (July 20, 1889-April 18, 1954) was a writer, painter, printmaker, and collagist who belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Ryan

Collage, 353 by Anne Ryan
1949 / Cut-and-pasted colored paper, cloth, and string on paper / 7-1/2″x6-7/8″ / MoMA, NYC

Anne Ryan on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anne-ryan/

Further reading:
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/anne-ryan/
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/anne-ryan-4198
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2010/anne-ryan

Born June 26~ Barbara Chase-Riboud

Barbara Chase-Riboud (born June 26, 1939) is an American visual artist and sculptor, bestselling novelist, and award-winning poet.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Chase-Riboud

Akhmatova’s Monument by Barbara Chase-Riboud
1995 / Color offset lithograph, edition of 100; design for unrealized sculpture / 30″ x 22″ / Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Barbara Chase-Riboud on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/barbara-chase-riboud/

Further reading:
https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/chase-riboud-barbara-1939/
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste_prixaware/barbara-chase-riboud/
https://hyperallergic.com/430657/barbara-chase-riboud-malcom-x-sculptures-book/

Born June 25~ Rose O’Neill

Rose Cecil O’Neill (June 25, 1874-April 6, 1944) was an American artist and writer who became the best-known and highest-paid female commercial illustrator in the US after creating the Kewpie.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_O%27Neill

“Looking in at the Windows” by Rose O’Neill
Original art for page 85 of The Loves of Edwy, Lothrop Publishing Co.
c.1904 / Ink on Paper / 21-7/10″x15-1/5″ / Drury University Art Collection, Springfield, MO

Rose O’Neill on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/rose-oneill/

Further reading:
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/rose-oneill
https://historicmissourians.shsmo.org/rose-oneill
http://cbldf.org/2017/03/she-changed-comics-rose-oneill-champion-of-suffrage/

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 June 4(?)~ Natalia Goncharova

Natalia Goncharova (June 16 [June 4 Old Style*] or July 3 [June 21 Old Style*] – October 17, 1962) was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter, costume designer, writer, illustrator, and set designer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalia_Goncharova

Cyclist by Natalia Goncharova
1913 / Oil on canvas / 30-3/4″x41-1/3″ / The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, RU

Natalia Goncharova on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/natalia-sergeevna-goncharova/

Further reading:
https://collections.dma.org/essay/l6epkQDg
https://arthistoryproject.com/artists/natalia-goncharova/
https://magazine.artland.com/lost-and-found-artist-natalia-goncharova/

* Russian calendar~ https://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/evans/his241/notes/calendar.html
>Russian calendar conversion~ https://stevemorse.org/jcal/julian.html

Born June 2~ Mayumi Oda

Mayumi Oda (born June 2, 1941) is a Japanese-American painter, printmaker, activist, educator, author, and farmer.
Biography on her website: https://mayumioda.net/pages/about-mayumi

Storyville X by Oda Mayumi
1974 / Screenprint / 33-1/2″x24-1/2″ / Various collections, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Mayumi Oda on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/mayumi-oda/

Further reading:
https://tricycle.org/magazine/portfolio-mayumi-oda/
https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/post/mayumi-oda-happy-activist
https://www.lionsroar.com/awakening-to-the-goddess-the-art-activism-of-mayumi-oda/

Born May 31~ Ágnes Dénes

Ágnes Dénes (born May 31, 1931) is a Hungarian-born artist and a leading figure in conceptual, environmental, and ecological art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Denes

The Living Pyramid by Ágnes Dénes
2015 / Wood, soil, grasses, and flowers / Height: 30′ / Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

Ágnes Dénes on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/agnes-denes/

Further reading:
http://www.agnesdenesstudio.com/index.html
https://www.architectural-review.com/essays/reputations/agnes-denes-1931
https://theshed.org/program/6-agnes-denes-absolutes-and-intermediates

Born April 28~ Na Hye-sok

Na Hye-Sok (April 28, 1896-December 10, 1948) was a pioneering Korean feminist poet, writer, painter, educator, and journalist. She is considered the first professional female painter in Korea.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Hye-sok

Peonies at Hwaryeongjeon by Na Hye-sok
1935 / Oil / 13-2/5″x9-2/5″ / Ho-Am Art Museum, per Google

Na Hye-Sok on Google Arts and Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/na-hye-sok/m0gh6wpn

Further reading:
https://virmuze.com/m/modern-korean-art/x/na-hye-sok/
https://www.thetropicalist.press/2015/04/a-new-woman-na-hye-seok/
Poetry as translated by Tanya Ko Hong

Born April 14~ Howardena Pindell

Artist, scholar, educator, writer, and curator, Howardena Pindell (born April 14, 1943) works across figuration, abstraction, and conceptualism.
Biography on MCA Chicago: https://pindell.mcachicago.org/about/artist-biography/

Memory: Past by Howardena Pindell
1980–1981 / Mixed media on canvas / 126″x84″/ Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Howardena Pindell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/howardena-pindell/

Further reading:
https://www.airgallery.org/howardena-pindell
https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/howardena-pindell-41
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/howardena-pindell/

Born April 12~ Clare Leighton

Clare Marie Veronica Leighton (April 12, 1898-November 4, 1989) was an English/American artist, writer, and illustrator, best known for her wood engravings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Leighton

Blackbird on Nest, from the Series: Four Hedges by Clare Leighton
1935 / Wood engraving / Image: 6 15/16″x4 7/8″
Various collections, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Clare Leighton on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/clare-leighton/

Further reading:
https://library.williams.edu/2021/02/12/clare-leightons-garden-path/
https://pallant.org.uk/the-industrious-artist-clare-leighton/
https://www.artsbma.org/exhibition/an-epic-of-earth-and-water/