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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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 17~ Paula Wilson

Paula Wilson (born December 17, 1975) is an American mixed-media artist creating works examining cultural history, individual identity, and the female persona.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Wilson

Data Unloaded by Paula Wilson
2008 / Collage, watercolor, colored pencil on paper / 41-1/4″x26″
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Paula Wilson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/paula-wilson/

Further reading:
https://paulajwilson.com/
https://traveler.marriott.com/storybooked/paula-wilson/
http://www.strangefirecollective.com/qa-paula-wilson