Autoportrait Day 296~ Sylvia Salazar Simpson

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

Installation artist, book artist, and photographer
Sylvia Salazar Simpson (born 1939)

Antes-Después (Before-After), 1981 / Four color photographs / Private collection

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Born November 27~ Katherine Milhous

Katherine Milhous (November 27, 1894-December 5, 1977) was an American artist, illustrator, and writer. In 1951, her book The Egg Tree (1950) won the Caldecott Medal.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Pennsylvania Costumes and Handicrafts, the Pennsylvania Germans by Katherine Milhous
c.1936-1941 / Lithographic poster promoting Lancaster County / Library of Congress, DC

Katherine Milhous on Artnet:

Further reading:–blog/celebrating-katherine-milhous

Born September 28~ Warja Lavater

Warja Honegger-Lavater (September 28, 1913-May 3, 2007) was a Swiss artist and illustrator best known for utilizing pictograms as graphic representations of language in her later work.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Homo sapiens? (Folded Story, no.13) by Warja Lavater
1965 / Lithographs on cream wove paper / 6-7/16″x3-5/8″x7/16″ / Toledo Museum of Art, OH

Warja Lavater’s “Twenty-three hundred years of medical costume”:

Further reading:

Born September 24~ Margaret Neilson Armstrong

Margaret Neilson Armstrong (September 24, 1867-July 18, 1944) was a designer of cloth bookbindings who produced over 250 cover designs. She was also an accomplished botanist, editor, and author.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Margaret Armstrong’s cover design and lettering for Twenty Centuries of Paris
Written by Mabell S.C. Smith / Published 1913 / Image from Women of Graphic Design

Margaret Neilson Armstrong covers and illustrations on The Met website:

Further reading:

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month~ December 25

Durian (Durio Zibethinus L.) Chromolithograph by
P. Depannemaeker after Berthe Hoola van Nooten

c.1880 / From the book Fleurs, Fruits et Feuillages Choisis de L’Ile de Java by Berthe Hoola van Nooten
Published by C. Muquardt, Brussels / Various collections, including Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO

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January 29, 1845~ Poe’s The Raven published in The Evening Mirror (NY)

The Raven from “The Bells and Other Poems”,
illustrations by Edmund Dulac

1912 signed limited edition / 11 small vignettes and 28 tipped-in color plates
Image size? / Hodder and Stoughton, New York and London

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Previous January 29 posts:
Winter~ January 29
January 29 (music)~
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/29~

January 21, 1774 – Abdul Hamid I becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

Abdul Hamid I by John Young

From the book “A Series of Portraits of the Emperors of Turkey”
based on the series of paintings by Konstantin Kapıdağlı

1815 / Hand-colored mezzotints on gravure printing
Sheet 21 7/8”x16”; Image 5 1/16”x10 3/8” / Various collections incl. Art Institute of Chicago, IL

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Previous January 21 posts:

Winter~ January 21

January 21 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/21~