A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Shin Saimdang (October 29, 1504-May 17, 1551) was a Korean artist, writer, calligraphist, and poet.
Biography on New World Encyclopedia: https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shin_Saimdang
Chochungdo (painting of plants & insects) by Shin Saimdang / Early 16th cent. / Ink and color on paper
8 panel folding screen, each panel 13″x11″ / National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
Shin Saimdang on Google Arts and Culture: https://bit.ly/2ZDgh6k
시와 그림에 능한 예술가이자 현모양처의 상징 – 신사임당 translated by Google: https://bit.ly/3BtNwWY
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania: https://bit.ly/3GB1aLJ
Anna Waser (October 16, 1678-September 20, 1714) was a Swiss miniature painter, draftsman, etcher, and calligrapher. She received her first drawing and painting lessons at the age of 12. Almost all of Waser’s work has been lost.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Waser
Portrait of Mr. Sulzer from Winterthur by Anna Waser
ND / 4-1/3″x3-1/10″ / Watercolor on parchment / Private collection
Anna Waser on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anna-waser/
https://www.sikart.ch/KuenstlerInnen.aspx?id=4022965 (in German)
“Anna Waser Swiss painter”, Google translation: https://bit.ly/3AKIvcn
“The tragic life of the first Swiss painter”, Google translation: https://bit.ly/3DIPKDy
Okuhara Seiko (September 14, 1837-1913) was a celebrated artist. She also founded a private school and was one of a few female instructors of Chinese poetry, calligraphy, and literati* painting during the early modern period in Japan.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okuhara_Seiko
Bird Perched upon a Branch, from which a Red Morning-Glory Hangs by Okuhara Seiko
c.1900-1912 / Color woodcut / 9-1/2″x10″ / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Okuhara Seiko on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/okuhara-setsuko-seiko/
1949 / Ink on parchment / 234 23”x18” manuscript pages / Library of the Parliament of India, New Delhi
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