Autoportrait Day 179~ Dörte Helm

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

German artist, painter, and designer Dörte Helm (1898-1941)

1. Self-portrait, 1918 / Etching / Private collection?

2. Self-portrait with Cactus, 1926 / Pastel on paper / Private collection

3. Self-Portrait, 1927 / Pastel on paper / Private collection

4. Self-Portrait, 1929 / Painting / Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design, Berlin, DE

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Autoportrait Day 160~ Niki de Saint Phalle

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

French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Self-portrait, c.1958-1959 / Plaster and mixed media on wood / Owned by Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Santee, USA

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Niki Charitable Art Foundation
http://nikidesaintphalle.org/niki-de-saint-phalle/biography/#1930-1949

Autoportrait Day 123~ Vanessa Bell

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

English painter and designer Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

1. Self-Portrait, c.1915 / Oil on canvas laid on panel / Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

2. The Artist in her Studio, 1952 / Oil on canvas / Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

3. Self-Portrait, c.1952 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

4. Self-Portrait, c.1958 / Oil on canvas / Charleston, Lewes, East Sussex, UK

5. Last Self Portrait at Charleston, 1960 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

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Born October 3~ Karin Bergöö Larsson

Karin Bergöö Larsson (October 3, 1859-February 18, 1928) was a Swedish artist and designer who collaborated with her husband, artist Carl Larsson, as well as being often depicted in his paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karin_Berg%C3%B6%C3%B6_Larsson

Cherryblossoms by Karin Bergöö Larsson
1884 / Oil on panel / 18″x14-3/5″ / Private collection

Karin Bergöö Larsson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/karin-larsson-berg%C3%B6%C3%B6/

Further reading:
https://skbl.se/en/article/KarinLarsson
http://www.svjlit.com/features/ikea-and-its-muses-by-magaret-thorell
https://101designers.com/2020/08/25/31-karin-larsson/
https://www.carllarsson.se/en/carl-and-karin/karin/

Born July 19~ Marcel Moore

Marcel Moore (July 19, 1892-February 19, 1972) was a French illustrator, collage artist, and designer. She is best known for her collaborative writing and photography with her partner Claude Cahun.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Moore

Judith by Marcel Moore
1926 / Illustration for Claude Cahun’s Héroïnes series of monologues / Jersey Heritage Trust

Marcel Moore on SFMOMA: https://www.sfmoma.org/artist/Marcel_Moore/

Further reading:
https://queerculturalcenter.org/claude-cahun/
http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biom5/moore03.html
https://lithub.com/how-a-queer-couple-masterminded-a-nazi-resistance-campaign/

Born May 15~ Althea McNish

Althea McNish FSCD (May 15, 1924-April 16, 2020) was a textile designer who rose to prominence in London with her bright, tropical textiles inspired by the colors and landscape of her native Trinidad.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_McNish

Painted Desert by Althea McNish / 1959 / Woven cotton satin screen
Various collections, including National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Althea McNish on Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/althea-mcnish/zTbcYQWqoKl7Lpv1

Further reading:
https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/althea-mcnish-remembered
https://www.libertylondon.com/us/features/design-and-living/archive-althea-mcnish.html
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/althea-mcnish-an-introduction