Autoportrait Day 262~ Lois Mailou Jones

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

American artist and educator Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998)

1. Self Portrait, N/D / Painting / Location?

2. Self Portrait, 1940 / Casein on board / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

3. Under the Influence of the Masters, 1939 / Gray-wash watercolor / Front page of the Negro History Bulletin, Volume 2, issue 7
“A year later [1940], Jones produced an oil self-portrait with the same short hairstyle as the anonymous painter in the [Negro History Bulletin] watercolor, in a similar smock and collared shirt, suggesting she also had depicted herself in the earlier work.”

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Autoportrait Day 238~ Dorr Bothwell

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

American artist, designer, and educator Dorr Bothwell (1902-2000)

Self-Portrait with Tattoos, Samoa, 1928 / Watercolor and ink on paper / Private collection

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More Dorr Bothwell self-portraits at the The Archive of the Mendocino Heritage Artists:
https://www.williamzacha.com/artists/dorr-bothwell/db-art/db-self-portraits/

Autoportrait Day 190~ Sarah Bernhardt

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

Actress, artist, and writer Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

1. Self-Portrait as a Chimera, c.1880 / Bronze
Various collections including Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

2. Self-Portrait as Roland’s Daughter, 1876 / Terracotta / The Jewish Museum, NYC

3. Self-Portrait, 1910 / Oil on canvas / Bemberg Foundation, Toulouse, France

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Autoportrait Day 173~ Giselle Kuster

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

Dutch artist and designer Giselle van Essen Kuster (1911-1972)

1. Untitled (self-portrait), 1945 / Oil on canvas / Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, Netherlands

2. Self-portrait / c.1950 / Private collection

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Autoportrait Day 171~ Mary Seton Watts

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

English artist, designer, and social reformer
Mary Seton Fraser Tytler Watts (1849-1938)

Self-Portrait, 1882 / Watercolor on paper / Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey, UK

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Autoportrait Day 161~ Mary Blair

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

Painter, illustrator, Disney artist, and designer
Mary Robinson Blair (1911-1979)

Self Portrait, 1934 / Watercolor / Private collection, family members

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Magic of Mary Blair has examples of her personal art as well as Disney art:
http://magicofmaryblair.com/

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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