A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
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Niki Charitable Art Foundation
Niki Charitable Art Foundation
3. Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992 / Color offset lithograph and collage
Various collections, including RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939-March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolee_Schneemann
Four Fur Cutting Boards by Carolee Schneemann / 1962-63
Oil paint, umbrellas, motors, light bulbs, string lights, photographs, fabric, lace, hubcaps, printed papers, mirror, nylon stockings, nails, hinges, and staples on wood / 90-1/2″x131″x52″ / ©Estate of Carolee Schneemann
Carolee Schneemann on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carolee-schneemann/
Yuki Katsura (October 10, 1913-February 5, 1991) was a Japanese artist whose career spanned six decades, from the prewar to the postwar eras, and included a wide range of genres and materials.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Katsura
Charm by Yuki Katsura
1963 / Oil on canvas / 76-2/5″x51-2/5″ / Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
Yuki Katsura on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/yuki-katsura/
Terry Braunstein (born 1942) is an American multimedia artist whose work includes photography, installation, assemblage, painting, printmaking, video, sculpture, and large permanent public art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Braunstein_(artist)
Two-page spread from The Untitled Book by Terry Braunstein
1981 / Color xerograph on paper / 10-3⁄4″x8-1⁄2″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC
Terry Braunstein on artist’s website: https://terrybraunstein.com/portfolio1/
Ruth Francken (August 8, 1924-September 12, 2006) was a Czech-American sculptor, painter, and furniture designer who was mostly active in Paris.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Francken
La Saisie by Ruth Francken / 1973 / Photographic paper, metal, cord, linen
61-4/5″x44″x3-1/2″ / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Ruth Francken on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ruth-francken/
Betye Irene Saar (born July 30, 1926) is an African-American artist known for her works in assemblage, collage, and printmaking.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betye_Saar
Gris-Gris Box by Betye Saar
1972 / Mixed-media assemblage / 29″x8-1/2″x2-3/4″ / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Betye Saar on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/betye-saar/
Eleanore Mikus (July 25, 1927-September 6, 2017) was an American painter, printmaker, and educator whose work had a strong emphasis on material and experimentation.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanore_Mikus
Untitled by Eleanore Mikus
1967 / Rose cloth and rubber bands on board / 8-1/4″x6-1/4″ / Private collection
Eleanore Mikus on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eleanore-mikus/
Jean Follett (June 5, 1917-July 6, 1990) was an American sculptor and assemblage artist. She was a member of the New York abstract art movement of the 1940s and 1950s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Follett
Many-Headed Creature by Jean Follett
1958 / Light switch and socket, cooling coils, window screen, nails, faucet knobs, mirror, twine, cinders, castor, springs, wood, wire chain, and rope on wood panel / 24″x24″x4-3/4″ / MoMA, NYC
Lenore Tawney (May 10, 1907-September 24, 2007) was an American artist known for her sculptural weaving and assemblages.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenore_Tawney
Lenore Tawney with Drawing In Air XV (The Crossing)
1998 / Linen, wood / 96″x48″x24″ / Lenore G. Tawney Foundation
Lenore Tawney on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lenore-tawney/