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 240~ Barbara Shermund

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

American cartoonist Barbara Shermund (1899-1978)

1. Self-portrait with red headscarf, ND / Watercolor on paper / Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Ohio State University

2. Self-Portrait, 1933 / Drawing / Private collection

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Gallery of Barbara Shermund original artwork:

Autoportrait Day 177~ Margo Humphrey

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

American printmaker, illustrator, and educator Margo Humphrey (born 1942)

1. Portrait of the Artist on the way to the store for more nectarines and oranges, 1981
Lithograph, edition of 25 / Various collections

2. The History of Her Life Written Across Her Face, 1991
Lithograph with copper leaf and collage additions, edition of 30
Various collections including MoMA, NYC

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Born December 27~ Ingri d’Aulaire

Ingri d’Aulaire (December 27, 1904-October 24, 1980) was a children’s book writer and illustrator, who worked in collaboration with her husband and fellow artist, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Illustration from The Conquest of the Atlantic by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
1933 / Lithograph / 55 pp, 12″x10″ / Viking Press, New York

Ingri d’Aulaire on Goodreads:

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Born December 22~ Aya Takano

Aya Takano (born December 22, 1976) is a Japanese painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer, and manga artist. She is a member of the Japanese Superflat movement.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Rising, Floating Energy and Flowers by Aya Takano
2013 / Oil on canvas / 35-3/4″x23-7/8″ / Private collection

Aya Takano on Artnet:

Further reading:

Born December 9~ Margaret Brundage

Margaret Brundage (December 9, 1900-April 9, 1976) was an American illustrator and painter, remembered chiefly for having illustrated the pulp magazine Weird Tales.
Biography on Society of Illustrators site:

Cover of Weird Tales by Margaret Brundage
May 1934 / Ink on paper / Illustration size 10″x7″ / Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Margaret Brundage on Artnet:

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Born November 27~ Katherine Milhous

Katherine Milhous (November 27, 1894-December 5, 1977) was an American artist, illustrator, and writer. In 1951, her book The Egg Tree (1950) won the Caldecott Medal.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Pennsylvania Costumes and Handicrafts, the Pennsylvania Germans by Katherine Milhous
c.1936-1941 / Lithographic poster promoting Lancaster County / Library of Congress, DC

Katherine Milhous on Artnet:

Further reading:–blog/celebrating-katherine-milhous