Born July 19~ Marcel Moore

Marcel Moore (July 19, 1892-February 19, 1972) was a French illustrator, collage artist, and designer. She is best known for her collaborative writing and photography with her partner Claude Cahun.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Moore

Judith by Marcel Moore
1926 / Illustration for Claude Cahun’s Héroïnes series of monologues / Jersey Heritage Trust

Marcel Moore on SFMOMA: https://www.sfmoma.org/artist/Marcel_Moore/

Further reading:
https://queerculturalcenter.org/claude-cahun/
http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biom5/moore03.html
https://lithub.com/how-a-queer-couple-masterminded-a-nazi-resistance-campaign/

Self Portraits~August 21

Hand with Reflecting Sphere  by  M.C. Escher

1935 / Lithograph / Sheet 16 13/16”x12 1/2” / Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands

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Self-Portrait: The Inn of the Dawn Horse  by  Leonora Carrington

c.1937–38 / Oil on canvas / 25 9/16”x32” / Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, The Met

March 13~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Maria Hadfield Cosway (1760-1838), British painter, miniaturist, draughtswoman, etcher, and musician
http://www.19thcenturypaintings.com/artists/31-maria-cosway/biography/

A Persian Lady Worshipping the Rising Sun / 1784 / Oil on canvas / 24”x29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marianne North (1830-1890)
Victorian naturalist, botanical artist, and author
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/marianne-north-early-female-explorer

Papyrus or Paper Reed Growing in the Ciane, Sicily / c.1870-1879 / Oil on board / 13.94”x10”

February 20~ African-American visual artists

Faith Ringgold (Born 1930), African-American visual artist, author, illustrator, and social activist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/faith-ringgold

Tar Beach 2 / 1990 / Multicolored screenprint on silk, printed cotton, synthetic moire / 66”x67”

Sam Gilliam (Born 1933), Innovative African-American painter, part of the Washington Color School
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/sam-gilliam-1811

10/27/69 / 1969 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 140”x185”x16″