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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More Dorr Bothwell self-portraits at the The Archive of the Mendocino Heritage Artists:
https://www.williamzacha.com/artists/dorr-bothwell/db-art/db-self-portraits/

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.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_McHorse

Spine by Christine McHorse
2010 / Micaceous clay / 27-1/4″ high / Christine Nofchissey McHorse Estate

Christine McHorse on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/christine-mchorse/

Further reading:
“The clay’s the thing: sculptor Christine Nofchissey McHorse”: https://bit.ly/3IQPXI9
https://westharlem.art/2021/03/20/christine-nofchissey-mchorse-navajo-ceramist-artist/
https://americanart.si.edu/blog/christine-mchorse-navajo-artist

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.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Frankenthaler

Jacob’s Ladder by Helen Frankenthaler
1957 / Oil on canvas / 113-3/8″x69-7/8″ / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Helen Frankenthaler on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/helen-frankenthaler/

Further reading:
https://www.frankenthalerfoundation.org/
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/frankenthaler-helen
https://artuk.org/discover/stories/the-radical-beauty-of-helen-frankenthalers-woodcuts
https://www.skowheganart.org/helen-frankenthaler

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margit_Kov%C3%A1cs

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

Margit Kovács on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/margit-kovacs/

Further reading:
https://www.hung-art.hu/frames-e.html?/english/k/kovacs_m/index.html
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/margit-kovacs/
https://marshallcolman.blog/2014/08/05/margit-kovacs-versatile-hungarian-ceramist-who-combined-folk-and-modernist-elements-in-her-work/

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.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_O%27Keeffe

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

Georgia O’Keeffe on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/georgia-okeeffe/

Further reading:
https://www.okeeffemuseum.org/about-georgia-okeeffe/
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/geok/hd_geok.htm
https://www.christies.com/features/Georgia-O-Keeffe-7330-1.aspx

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.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Reynell

Left: The cow jumped over the moon jug / 1921 / Glazed earthenware / NGA, Canberra
Right: Still Life / ND / Hand Coloured Woodblock / Private collection

Gladys Reynell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gladys-osborne-reynell/

Further reading:
https://daao.library.unsw.edu.au/bio/gladys-reynell/biography/
https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/reynell-gladys-8187
https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/collection-publications/collection/creators/gladys-reynell/3542/

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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Tafoya

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

Margaret Tafoya on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/margaret-tafoya/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/margaret-tafoya/
https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/margaret-tafoya
https://americanindian.si.edu/static/exhibitions/infinityofnations/southwest/243736.html