A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
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/
“The clay’s the thing: sculptor Christine Nofchissey McHorse”: https://bit.ly/3IQPXI9
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/
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/
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/
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
Gladys Reynell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gladys-osborne-reynell/
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/
Gertrud Amon Natzler (July 7, 1908-June 3, 1971) was an Austrian-American ceramicist whose collaboration with her husband Otto Natzler helped elevate ceramics to the status of fine art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrud_Natzler
Bell with clapper and ornament by Gertrud Natzler
1962–1965 / Ceramic / 12-1/2″x8″ / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Gertrud Natzler on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gertrud-natzler/
Toshiko Takaezu (June 17, 1922-March 9, 2011) was a Japanese-American ceramist and painter whose closed forms helped to elevate ceramics from functional to fine art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiko_Takaezu
Untitled by Toshiko Takaezu
c.1990-1999 / Glazed stoneware / 14-1/2″x6-1/2″ / Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Toshiko Takaezu on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/toshiko-takaezu/