Autoportrait Day 170~ Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

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

American sculptor, art patron, and collector
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942)

Chinoise (detail), 1913 / Gilt plaster / Private collection
Original version from which two bronze and one limestone examples were later made;
limestone version in Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

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Born December 23~ Sientje Mesdag-van Houten

Sientje Mesdag-van Houten (December 23, 1834-March 20, 1909) was a Dutch painter and art collector. Sientje and her husband, artist Hendrik Willem Mesdag, amassed a collection of nearly 350 works.
Biography on the Online Dictionary of Dutch Women:

Blauwe Vaas by Sientje Mesdag-van Houten
N/D / Oil on canvas / 49-1/5″x39-2/5″ / Private collection

Sientje Mesdag-van Houten on Artnet:

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Born September 10~ Katherine S. Dreier

Katherine Sophie Dreier (September 10, 1877-March 29, 1952) was an American artist, lecturer, patron of the arts, and social reformer. Dreier was also an active suffragette.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Self-Portrait by Katherine S. Dreier
1911 / Oil on canvas / 20-1/16″x16″ / Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Katherine S. Dreier Papers / Société Anonyme Archive:

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