Autoportrait Day 238~ Dorr Bothwell

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

American artist, designer, and educator Dorr Bothwell (1902-2000)

Self-Portrait with Tattoos, Samoa, 1928 / Watercolor and ink on paper / Private collection

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Born December 21~ Christine McHorse

Christine Nofchissey McHorse (December 21, 1948-February 17, 2021) was a Navajo ceramic artist who continually experimented with designs, materials, and firing techniques.
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Spine by Christine McHorse
2010 / Micaceous clay / 27-1/4″ high / Christine Nofchissey McHorse Estate

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“The clay’s the thing: sculptor Christine Nofchissey McHorse”:

Born December 12~ Helen Frankenthaler

American artist Helen Frankenthaler (December 12, 1928-December 27, 2011) developed a technique of thinning pigments with turpentine so they soaked into and stained the unprimed canvas instead of resting on the surface.
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Jacob’s Ladder by Helen Frankenthaler
1957 / Oil on canvas / 113-3/8″x69-7/8″ / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

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Born November 30~ Margit Kovács

Margit Kovács (November 30, 1902-June 4, 1977) was a Hungarian ceramist and sculptor. A museum of her work was opened in 1973.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Wine, Wheat, Peace by Margit Kovács
1942 / Glazed terracotta relief / 45-1/4”x53-1/2” / Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre, Hungary

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Born November 15~ Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887-March 6, 1986) was an American artist best known for oil paintings characterized by sophisticated gradations of tone and color.
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The Shelton with Sunspots, N.Y. by Georgia O’Keeffe
1926 / Oil on canvas / 48-1/2″x30-1/4″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

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Born September 4~ Gladys Reynell

Gladys Reynell (September 4, 1881–November 16, 1956) was a painter, printmaker, and one of South Australia’s earliest potters.
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Left: The cow jumped over the moon jug / 1921 / Glazed earthenware / NGA, Canberra
Right: Still Life / ND / Hand Coloured Woodblock / Private collection

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Born August 13~ Margaret Tafoya

Maria Margarita “Margaret” Tafoya (August 13, 1904-February 25, 2001) was the matriarch of Santa Clara Pueblo potters. Santa Clara Pueblo is famous for producing hand-crafted pottery, specifically blackware and redware with deep engravings.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Olla (Water Jar) by Margaret Tafoya
c.1940-1970 / Clay / 5″x5″ / Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

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