Autoportrait Day 114~ Alice Rahon

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

French/Mexican artist and poet Alice Rahon (1904-1987)

1. Self-Portrait and Autobiography, 1948 / Oil and sand on canvas / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2. Self-portrait (Autorretrato), 1951 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

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Autoportrait Day 52~ Bice Lazzari

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Italian painter Beatrice “Bice” Lazzari (1900-1981)

Autoritratto, 1929 / Oil on pressed cardboard / Bice Lazzari Archive, Rome

Exhibition “Bice Lazzari: Modernist Pioneer”, Estorick Collection, London, UK

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Born November 17~ Jacqueline Lamba

Jacqueline Lamba (November 17, 1910-July 20, 1993) was a French artist. Primarily a painter, her career included collage, sculpture, and the surrealist objects she created during her marriage to first husband André Breton.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Puits et Cerisier by Jacqueline Lamba
1943-48 / Oil on canvas / 28″x18″ / Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Jacqueline Lamba on Artnet:

Further reading:

“Far away from Paris: the surrealistic network in Mexico”:

Born October 26~ Marthe Donas

Belgian modernist artist Marthe Donas (October 26, 1885-January 31, 1967) was a pioneer of avant-garde painting in a career that evolved from cubism to the abstract.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Still Life with Coffee Pot by Marthe Donas
c.1917–18 / Oil on composition board / 20-5/16″x15″ / Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Marthe Donas on Artnet:

Further reading:
Musée Marthe Donas :

Born October 20~ Ella Bergmann-Michel

Ella Bergmann-Michel (October 20, 1896-August 8, 1971) was a German abstract artist, photographer, and documentary filmmaker.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Fischlein Rot Stech Dich Tot by Ella Bergmann-Michel / 1918
Pen and India ink and red ink, gold paint, gouache, watercolor, pencil and printed paper collage on paper
19-5/8″x16-1/8″ / Private collection

Ella Bergmann-Michel on Artnet:

Further reading:

Born May 20~ Ethel Schwabacher

Ethel Kremer Schwabacher (May 20, 1903-November 25, 1984) was an abstract expressionist painter, writer, and civil rights activist.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Oedipus at Colonos, Number 2 by Ethel Schwabacher
1959 / Oil and acrylic on linen / 85-1/4″x60-1/4″ / Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Ethel Schwabacher on Artnet:

Further reading:

Born April 30~ Perle Fine

Perle Fine (April 30, 1905-May 31, 1988) was an American painter, printmaker, and teacher who became one of the few women artists associated with the abstract expressionists.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Plan for the White City by Perle Fine
1950 / Oil and sand on canvas / 56-1/4″x38-1/4″ / Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y.

Perle Fine on Artnet:

Further reading:

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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Winter~ January 22

January 22 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/22~