Autoportrait Day 149~ Sister Gertrude Morgan

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

Self-taught artist and missionary Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980)

1. Self Portrait/Revelations, 1965 / Mixed media on paper / Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2. Self Portrait Drawing with poem on back, ND / Mixed media / Private collection

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Born December 31~ Selma Burke

Selma Hortense Burke (December 31, 1900-August 29, 1995) was an American sculptor, educator, and member of the Harlem Renaissance movement.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Monument to the Tuskegee Airmen by Selma Burke / 1942 / Bronze / 9-1/4″x6″x6″
From The Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art, San Francisco, CA

Selma Burke on Artnet:

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Born March 19~ Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (March 19, 1890-December 13, 1960) was an American sculptor noted in particular for her work in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Untitled Bust by Nancy Elizabeth Prophet
c.1922-1926 /
Photograph of a piece, likely a portrait of her husband

Rhode Island College: Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Collection:

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Born February 29~ Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage (February 29, 1892-March 27, 1962) was an American sculptor and a teacher whose studio was important to the careers of a generation of artists.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Gwendolyn Knight by Augusta Savage
1934-35 / Painted plaster / 18 1/2″x8 1/2″x9″ / Seattle Art Museum, WA

Augusta Savage on Artnet:

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