Autoportrait Day 203~ Emma Amos

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

Artist, educator, and activist Emma Amos (1937-2020)

1. Without Feather Boa, 1965 / Etching and aquatint / Various locations, including Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

2. Self-Portrait, 1982 / Etching, drawing, and Xerox / Reproduced in Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art & Politics 4, no. 3, issue 15

3. Tightrope, 1994 / Acrylic on canvas with African fabric borders and photo transfer / Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota

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Autoportrait Day 164~ Gwendolyn Knight

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

American artist Gwendolyn Knight (1913-2005)

1. Self-portrait, 1991 / Oil on canvas / Seattle Art Museum, WA

2. Girl (self-portrait), 2004 / Silkscreen on paper, edition of 75
Various locations, including DC Moore Gallery, NYC

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Autoportrait Day 155~ Deana Lawson

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

Artist, educator, and photographer Deana Lawson (born 1979)

1. Deana Lawson Self-Portrait (detail), 2012 / Photograph / Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

2. Deana Lawson Self-Portrait, 2021 / Photograph / Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

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Autoportrait Day 115~ Kenturah Davis

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

American contemporary artist Kenturah Davis (born 1984)

1. Narrative IV, 2014 / Pencil on paper / Private collection

2. All Water Has Perfect Memory, 2018 / Oil paint applied with rubber stamp letters
and graphite grid on embossed paper / Private collection

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Autoportrait Day 109~ Betye Saar

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

Assemblage artist and printmaker Betye Saar (born 1926)

1. Anticipation, 1961 / Screenprint / Various collections, including MoMA, NYC

2. Black Girl’s Window, 1969 / Assemblage / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

3. Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992 / Color offset lithograph and collage
Various collections, including RISD Museum, Providence, RI

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Autoportrait Day 95~ Elizabeth Catlett

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

Sculptor, painter, and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

Self-Portrait, 1999 / Silver pencil on black paper / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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Autoportrait Day 43~ Diane Edison

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

Portraitist and educator Diane Edison (born 1950)

1. Self-Portrait, 1996 / Oil on panel / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

2. Close, But No Cigar, 2002 / Colored pencil on black paper / Private collection

3. Self Portrait in a Red Shirt, 2002 / Colored pencil, pastel, and graphite on paper
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

4. Self-Portrait, 2015 / Colored pencil on black paper / Private collection

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Autoportrait Day 33~ Alison Saar

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

Sculptor, mixed-media, and installation artist Alison Saar (born 1956)

Mirror, Mirror (Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress), 2006 / Wood, copper, tin, and bronze / Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation

Left: Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress, 2014 / Woodcut and chine collé on found sugar sack / Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation
Right: Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress II, 2015 / Woodcut on chine-collé / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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