Autoportrait Day 147~ Sophie Taeuber-Arp

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

Swiss artist and designer Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943)

1. Head [possible self-portrait], 1920 / Oil on wood with glass beads on wire / MoMA, NYC

2. “Self Portrait with Dada Head” [Photo: Nic Aluf], 1920 / Gelatin silver print / SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
[MoMA also refers to this as a self portrait]

3. Self-portrait, Strasbourg, 1926 / Photograph / Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin, Germany

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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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Autoportrait Day 107~ Florine Stettheimer

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

Painter, poet, and designer Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944)

1. Self-Portrait with Paradise Birds, ND / Oil on canvas / Avery Library, Columbia University, NYC

2. Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), ND / Oil on canvas / Avery Library, Columbia University, NYC

3. Portrait of Myself, 1923 / Oil on canvas laid on board / Avery Library, Columbia University, NYC

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Autoportrait Day 78~ E.Q. Nicholson

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

English painter and textile designer E.Q. Nicholson (1908-1992)

E.Q. Nicholson by E.Q. Nicholson, c.1943 / Colored inks and wax resistant crayon on paper
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

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Born December 4~ Gae Aulenti

Gae Aulenti (December 4, 1927-October 31, 2012) was an Italian architect whose work included industrial and exhibition design, furniture, graphics, stage design, lighting and interior design.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gae_Aulenti

Sgarsul Rocker designed by Gae Aulenti for Italian brand Poltronova
1962 / Leather, Wood / 33″x28-3/4″x35-2/5″ / Photo Centro Studi Poltronova

Gae Aulenti on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gae-aulenti/

Further reading:
https://www.webuildvalue.com/en/infrastructure-news/gae-aulenti-works.html
https://womeninlighting.com/extras/entry/gae-aulenti
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/nov/05/gae-aulenti

Born October 7~ Rose Piper

Rose Theodora Piper (October 7, 1917-May 11, 2005) was a painter in the 1940s. She then ran a greeting card company, designed textiles, and raised her family, returning to painting in the 1980s. Piper’s style shifted throughout her career.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Piper

Blues Singer by Rose Piper
1989 / Mixed media on paper / 24-1/2″x19″ / Petrucci Family Foundation Collection

Rose Piper on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/rose-piper/

Further reading:
https://aaregistry.org/story/rose-piper-artist-born/
https://focusonafricanamericanart.com/product-category/rose-piper/
https://www.philiphautmann.at/homage-to-rose-piper/

Born October 4~ Otti Berger

Otti Berger (October 4, 1898 – 1944/45) was a textile artist and weaver who was a student and later teacher at the Bauhaus. Otti Berger was murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otti_Berger

Fabric Sample Book by Otti Berger
Mid 1930s / Cotton / 3-3/4″x9-1/2″ / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Otti Berger on Art Institute of Chicago site: https://www.artic.edu/artists/30567/otti-berger

Further reading:
https://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/stories/explore-the-collection/otti-berger-og-norden-eng/
https://www.bauhauskooperation.com/knowledge/the-bauhaus/people/masters-and-teachers/otti-berger/
https://publicdelivery.org/otti-berger/

Born September 28~ Warja Lavater

Warja Honegger-Lavater (September 28, 1913-May 3, 2007) was a Swiss artist and illustrator best known for utilizing pictograms as graphic representations of language in her later work.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warja_Lavater

Homo sapiens? (Folded Story, no.13) by Warja Lavater
1965 / Lithographs on cream wove paper / 6-7/16″x3-5/8″x7/16″ / Toledo Museum of Art, OH

Warja Lavater’s “Twenty-three hundred years of medical costume”: https://bit.ly/2Y9fWrI

Further reading:
https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/4455/Honegger-Lavater/Warja
http://dallaslibrary2.org/blogs/bookedSolid/2020/02/warja-lavater-writing-pictures-and-drawing-books/
https://exhibits.library.illinois.edu/s/rbml/page/little-red-riding-hood