A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries
Paula Wilson (born December 17, 1975) is an American mixed-media artist creating works examining cultural history, individual identity, and the female persona.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Wilson
Data Unloaded by Paula Wilson
2008 / Collage, watercolor, colored pencil on paper / 41-1/4″x26″
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Paula Wilson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/paula-wilson/
Eileen Forrester Agar RA (December 1, 1899-November 17, 1991) was a British-Argentinian painter, sculptor, photographer, and collage artist associated with the Surrealist movement.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Agar
Quadriga by Eileen Agar
1935 / Oil on canvas / 20″x24″ / ©The estate of Eileen Agar
Eileen Agar on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eileen-agar/
Vija Celmins (born October 25, 1938) is a Latvian American artist, sculptor, and printmaker best known for her photo-based drawings and paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vija_Celmins
Letter by Vija Celmins / 1968
Collage and graphite on acrylic ground on paper / 13-1/4″x18-1/8″ / Matthew Marks Gallery, NY & LA
Vija Celmins on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/vija-celmins/
Ella Bergmann-Michel (October 20, 1896-August 8, 1971) was a German abstract artist, photographer, and documentary filmmaker.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Bergmann-Michel
Fischlein Rot Stech Dich Tot by Ella Bergmann-Michel / 1918
Pen and India ink and red ink, gold paint, gouache, watercolor, pencil and printed paper collage on paper
19-5/8″x16-1/8″ / Private collection
Ella Bergmann-Michel on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ella-bergmann-michel/
Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939-March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolee_Schneemann
Four Fur Cutting Boards by Carolee Schneemann / 1962-63
Oil paint, umbrellas, motors, light bulbs, string lights, photographs, fabric, lace, hubcaps, printed papers, mirror, nylon stockings, nails, hinges, and staples on wood / 90-1/2″x131″x52″ / ©Estate of Carolee Schneemann
Carolee Schneemann on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carolee-schneemann/
Yuki Katsura (October 10, 1913-February 5, 1991) was a Japanese artist whose career spanned six decades, from the prewar to the postwar eras, and included a wide range of genres and materials.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Katsura
Charm by Yuki Katsura
1963 / Oil on canvas / 76-2/5″x51-2/5″ / Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
Yuki Katsura on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/yuki-katsura/
Terry Braunstein (born 1942) is an American multimedia artist whose work includes photography, installation, assemblage, painting, printmaking, video, sculpture, and large permanent public art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Braunstein_(artist)
Two-page spread from The Untitled Book by Terry Braunstein
1981 / Color xerograph on paper / 10-3⁄4″x8-1⁄2″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC
Terry Braunstein on artist’s website: https://terrybraunstein.com/portfolio1/
Betye Irene Saar (born July 30, 1926) is an African-American artist known for her works in assemblage, collage, and printmaking.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betye_Saar
Gris-Gris Box by Betye Saar
1972 / Mixed-media assemblage / 29″x8-1/2″x2-3/4″ / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Betye Saar on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/betye-saar/
Anne Ryan (July 20, 1889-April 18, 1954) was a writer, painter, printmaker, and collagist who belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Ryan
Collage, 353 by Anne Ryan
1949 / Cut-and-pasted colored paper, cloth, and string on paper / 7-1/2″x6-7/8″ / MoMA, NYC
Anne Ryan on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anne-ryan/