Autoportrait Day 258~ Maria Walpurgis

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

Princess, composer, singer, harpsichordist, painter, pastellist, poet, librettist, and patron of the arts Maria Antonia Walpurgis Symphorosa (1724-1780)

1. Self-portrait, c.1767–1772 / Oil on canvas / Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

2. Based on a pastel self-portrait, 1764 / Engraving / British Museum, London, UK

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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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_Burke

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: http://www.artnet.com/artists/selma-burke/

Further reading:
https://www.ncmaahc.org/posts/selma-burke
https://thejohnsoncollection.org/selma-burke/
https://www.villagepreservation.org/2021/03/01/groundbreaking-artist-and-educator-selma-hortense-burkes-home-at-88-east-10th-street/

Born December 30~ Lila Katzen

Lila Pell Katzen (December 30, 1925-September 20, 1998) was an American sculptor of fluid, large-scale metal abstractions. Originally a painter, she began to focus her attention on sculpture in 1964.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lila_Katzen

Pinkney by Lila Katzen
1978 / Steel, Cor-Ten / 61″x55″x30″ / Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

Lila Katzen on Invaluable: https://www.invaluable.com/artist/katzen-lila-pell-m2pdkuhmt6/sold-at-auction-prices/

Further reading:
https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/artists/lila-katzen/
https://stanleymuseum.uiowa.edu/about/stories-from-sma/from-the-archives-2/
https://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/04/nyregion/lila-katzen-72-sculptor-of-abstract-works.html

Lila Katzen Lecture, 1981, at Maryland Institute College of Art: https://archive.org/details/mma240-02/mma240-01.wav

Born December 29~ Nadeshda Udaltsova

Nadezhda Andreevna Udaltsova (December 29, 1885-January 25, 1961) was a Russian avant-garde painter and educator. Udaltsova was affiliated with Cubism and later with Suprematism.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadezhda_Udaltsova

At the Piano by Nadeshda Udaltsova
1915 / Oil on canvas / 42″x35-1/16″ / Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Nadeshda Udaltsova on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/nadezhda-andreevna-udaltsova/

Further reading:
https://www.museothyssen.org/en/collection/artists/udaltsova-nadeshda
https://monoskop.org/Nadezhda_Udaltsova
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/nadejda-andreevna-oudaltsova/

Born December 28~ Marie van Regteren Altena

Marie van Regteren Altena (December 28, 1868-July 6, 1958) was a painter known for her still lifes. She was a member of The Amsterdam Joffers, a group of female Dutch Late Impressionists who met weekly.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_van_Regteren_Altena

Teatime by Marie van Regteren Altena
ND / Oil on canvas / 15-3/4″x13-2/5″ / Private collection

Marie van Regteren Altena on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marie-van-regteren-altena/

Further reading:
https://www.simonis-buunk.com/artist/marie-van-regteren-altena/artworks-for-sale/3353/
https://www-stedelijkmuseumschiedam-nl.translate.goog/marie-van-regteren-altena-1868-1958/?_x_tr_sl=nl&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc
https://historischekringlaren-nl.translate.goog/maria-engelina-van-regteren-altena/?_x_tr_sl=nl&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

Born December 27~ Ingri d’Aulaire

Ingri d’Aulaire (December 27, 1904-October 24, 1980) was a children’s book writer and illustrator, who worked in collaboration with her husband and fellow artist, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingri_and_Edgar_Parin_d%27Aulaire

Illustration from The Conquest of the Atlantic by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
1933 / Lithograph / 55 pp, 12″x10″ / Viking Press, New York
https://archive.org/details/conquestofatlant00daul/mode/2up

Ingri d’Aulaire on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13561098.Ingri_d_Aulaire

Further reading:
https://www.nyrb.com/collections/ingri-and-edgar-parin-daulaire
https://www.nocloo.com/ingri-edgar-parin-aulaire-biography/
https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Edgar-Parin-dAulaire-and-Ingri-dAulaire/316738
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-daulaires-book-of-greek-myths-is-famous-but-what-about-their-forgotten-american-stories

Born December 26~ Berthe Art

Berthe Constance Ursule Art (December 26, 1857-February 27, 1934) was a Belgian painter and pastelist. She exhibited her work at Chicago’s World Columbian Exposition in 1893 and at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900.
Google translation of biography on German Wikipedia: https://bit.ly/3q5kVUj

Blue Macaws by Berthe Art
ND / Pastel on paper / 31″x24-2/5″ / KMSKA: Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium

Berthe Art on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/berthe-art/

Further reading:
http://arcadiasystems.org/academia/cassatt17a.html#art
Google translation of “Feminine Art” blog post: https://bit.ly/3p75Dzp
https://www.askart.com/artist/Berthe_Constance_Ursule_Art/11012786/Berthe_Constance_Ursule_Art.aspx

Born December 25~ Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois (December 25, 1911-May 31, 2010) was a French-American artist. She created sculpture, installation art, drawings, and prints, but is probably best known for her spider-like Maman sculptures.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Bourgeois

Pinus Sylvestris by Louise Bourgeois / 1943 / Image: 5-1/2″x4″
Artist’s personal holiday card printed at commercial shop / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Louise Bourgeois on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/louise-bourgeois/

Further reading:
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/louise-bourgeois/
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/features/louise-bourgeois-learning-resource
https://galeriemagazine.com/louise-bourgeois-drawings-under-the-spotlight/
https://www.moma.org/s/lb/curated_lb/about/chronology.html

Born December 24~ Gertrude K. Lathrop

Gertrude Katherine Lathrop (December 24, 1896-March 16, 1986) was an American sculptor, known for her medallion work and sculptures of small animals.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_K._Lathrop

Medals by Gertrude K. Lathrop

Gertrude K. Lathrop on Invaluable: https://www.invaluable.com/artist/lathrop-gertrude-katherine-wwigcmvhpg/sold-at-auction-prices/

Further reading:
https://brookgreen.pastperfectonline.com/bycreator?keyword=Lathrop%2C+Gertrude+Katherine
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/gertrude-k-lathrop-2814
https://www.albany.edu/arce/LathropXX.html

 

Born December 23~ Sientje Mesdag-van Houten

Sientje Mesdag-van Houten (December 23, 1834-March 20, 1909) was a Dutch painter and art collector. Sientje and her husband, artist Hendrik Willem Mesdag, amassed a collection of nearly 350 works.
Biography on the Online Dictionary of Dutch Women:
http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/vrouwenlexicon/lemmata/data/Houten/en

Blauwe Vaas by Sientje Mesdag-van Houten
N/D / Oil on canvas / 49-1/5″x39-2/5″ / Private collection

Sientje Mesdag-van Houten on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sientje-mesdag-van-houten/

Further reading:
https://www.codart.nl/guide/agenda/sientje-mesdag-van-houten-vrouw-van-de-haagse-school/
https://www.ienvanderpol.nl/sientje-mesdag/
https://www.demesdagcollectie.nl/en